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Rayna Willenbrink, Economic Development Specialist
City of Navasota
200 East McAlpine Street
PO Box 910
Navasota, Texas 77868

Phone 936.825.6475 ext. 5016
Fax 936.825.4018

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Back in February, Spark River Entertainment LLC, a conglomerate of industry veterans and investors, took over Spiderwood Studios 969 in Elgin. While a master plan is still being finalized, the company hopes to start by the end of the summer on building out the 152-acre site east of Austin as...... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-24
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MOCA, a provider of advanced mobile-first digital accounts featuring a next-generation card-based payment platform and unlimited cash-back rewards is pleased to announce that it has added Shawn Sinner, a former Visa Payment Executive and Issuer processing industry veteran, as President and Chief Revenue Officer. In his role with... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-03
Successful economic development relies heavily on workforce development. In recent years, addressing the skills gap in the labor pool for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been an urgent focus. Often efforts are targeted at post-secondary programs, but there are real benefits to focusing STEM advocacy and...... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-13
As we inch closer to spring, Bastrop, Texas, residents have even more to anticipate. Construction of the Bastrop River Loop Trail is underway! “The river loop project was first approved by the BEDC Board in 2017, and we are thrilled to see it coming to fruition,” said Angela Ryan, Operations... Read more
Published on: 2022-02-18
AUSTIN, Texas — P. Terry's, an Austin fast-food favorite, is expanding even more, according to Austin Business Journal. According to filings with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation obtained by the Austin Business Journal, the burger stand plans to open new locations in Bastrop, Cedar Park and East Austin... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
Bastrop is Central Texas’ next frontier and this has never been more true than in 2021. Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) facilitated and incentivized a number of business relocations, expansions, and negotiations. Bastrop is perfectly situated for companies looking to expand into the Texas market because it is located just...... Read more
Published on: 2021-12-23
Get to know the man atop this unique metalworking business in Bastrop, including how he disconnects when he's not at work and why he has a love-hate relationship with his smartphone. Deep in the Heart has gained acclaim for projects such as the the large "Jacob's Dream" sculpture at Abilene...... Read more
Published on: 2021-11-24
Bastrop, Texas, is a destination for the holidays! Wassail Fest and Small Business Saturday are back November 27th to kick off the season of Lost Pines Christmas events! Canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, the return of this family-friendly celebration, a tradition since 2016, is guaranteed to get you...... Read more
Published on: 2021-11-24
In order to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to support Texas’ continued economic recovery, our partners at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved funding to support a new child care program to help workers in TWC-specified service industries.  While TWC is targeting aspects of the service sector with Service Industry Recovery (SIR)... Read more
Published on: 2021-11-18
The recently constructed building at 921 Main St. in Downtown Bastrop not only represents a new hub of talent and creativity for the community, it also symbolizes the fruit of a longtime collaboration between the City Council, economic development center and chamber of commerce.  In 2016, Kathryn Nash, the Bastrop... Read more
Published on: 2021-11-18
Manufacturing Month  Bastrop, Texas, is home and witness to major innovations in manufacturing, including 3D technology. Locating in Bastrop just makes sense for manufacturers because it offers a business-friendly climate that includes a highly skilled workforce, easy access to global markets, and predictable regulations. Additionally, the Lone Star State has... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-29
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a request by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation to spend $94,300 to contract a public utility company to conduct a feasibility wastewater study on the western stretches of the city.  The study will evaluate the existing wastewater infrastructure in Bastrop’s western extraterritorial jurisdiction which surrounds... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-24
The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the city’s Economic Development Corporation’s request to sell a 26.5-acre tract of land in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park for $900,000 to an Austin-based financial technology company.   The company, MOCA Ventures Nebraska LLC, plans to build a high-tech, modern three-building complex... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-17
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, has moved its main location to Bastrop, Texas, as a result of a collaboration with the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and the Lost Pines Art Center. The Bastrop campus is regionally accredited as part of The...... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-17
Bastrop bills itself as the “most historic small town in Texas.” The town can now add another distinction to its repertoire. named Bastrop, a little over 30 miles southeast of Austin, one of the 32 most charming small towns in the U.S. with “stunning” fall colors. It’s the only Texas town... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-16
There’s a time for grief, then there’s a time for celebration — and a decade of growth and resilience after a massive wildfire that burned 34,000 acres, destroyed 1,660 homes and left two people dead calls for a time to remember and applaud the community’s progress, said Linda Seal, a...... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-02
The incorporation of technology and innovation side by side in the sector of construction and architecture has produced marvels for the industry. there are unprecedented concepts and designs being applied all over the world, making buildings more sustainable, durable, and efficient. Also, this saves costs in the long run that...... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-31
Austin Regional Clinic is opening an 8,000-square-foot clinic in Bastrop on Monday that will offer family medicine and pediatric care. ARC Bastrop will be staffed by family medicine physician Nathan W. Anderson and pediatric care physician Daniel T. Coelho at 622 Texas 71 West in Bastrop, adjacent to Ascension Seton Bastrop... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-18
There is new clarity around an economic development project that is expected to bring dozens of jobs — and eventually hundreds — to a 26.5-acre site in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park. In the rural city east of Austin, Moca Financial Inc. plans to build a headquarters campus channeling... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-18
BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — ICON and the Texas Military Department unveiled the largest 3D-printed barracks in North America at Camp Swift near Bastrop. The 3,800 square foot building is set to house up to 72 soldiers. Soldiers will use the barracks as they train for missions in Texas or overseas.... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-17
MFG JOBS NOW is a two-day Austin manufacturing hiring event taking place both in-person and virtually August 11 and virtually August 12. This event allows Central Texas students and job seekers to connect with employers hiring now and learn about pathways to train for these in-demand careers at no cost....... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-13
An out-of-state agricultural manufacturer is eyeing office space in a suburban industrial park to be used for software engineering, a call center and other business development. This article has more on the pending deal plus an update on other economic activity in that part of the region. Continue reading here.... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-12
Economic growth is the core of a community’s vitality. The Development Corporation Act of 1979 gives Texas cities the ability to finance new and expanded business enterprises in their local communities through specific economic development organizations like Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Successful businesses create jobs for residents, increase financial...... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-09
A company affiliated with the Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and infrastructure transportation company, is buying property in Bastrop County, the latest Austin-area expansion for companies led by the billionaire entreprenuer.  Property records filed with Bastrop Central Appraisal District show an entity called Gapped Bass LLC purchased 73 acres in... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-09