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Rayna Teicheira, 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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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass across the United States. Bastrop County has 99% coverage of the eclipse, making it one of the best places in Texas to see this rare event. Business owners and community leaders across the region are hosting events to watch...... Read more
Join us for an insightful virtual workshop marking #SBDCDay - a national celebration of the invaluable role Small Business Development Centers play in propelling small business success. This engaging 1-hour event will explore the "State of Small Business in Texas" through expert insights from:Al Salgado, Texas South-West SBDC Executive DirectorAdriana...... Read more
It’s Career and Technical Education month, and the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is finding new ways to help locals further their careers. BEDC will host a roundtable discussion on February 26 at City Hall to discuss how to best help Bastrop County residents grow their education and advance their careers.Who...... Read more
Owning and running a small business is incredibly time-intensive. Nothing frustrates a small business owner more than a duplication or repetition of effort. For those new to business ownership and management, writing a business plan is an excellent first step to gaining the efficiency of operation that leads to long-term...... Read more
Agnes Street will be converted from its existing two-lane design to a four-lane roadway from Seton Hospital Drive to Hwy. 304. The widening project will match the design of the road’s planned extension to Seton Hospital Drive.Construction is expected to begin soon after the final design in April and projected...... Read more
Business is booming in Bastrop, and the thriving city is making history once again. The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce achieved the prestigious Accreditation with Four-Star Distinction from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the first time in the organization’s history. With this distinction, the chamber is one of 199 accredited...... Read more
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Bastrop, TX, is a community that cares for its own. There is no time this is more apparent than the holiday season. Bastrop Economic Development Corporation would like to thank all of our small businesses and nonprofits for the joy they bring to residents and their profound effect on the...... Read more
Technical Adhesives to open facility in Texas town, spurring economic growthIn the game of economic development, location often wins out. For Technical Adhesives, a Canadian-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial adhesives, Bastrop, TX, was the ideal location for its U.S. roots.“Texas is regarded as a business-friendly state, so we decided...... Read more
BASTROP, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2023 / -- Amazon and Bastrop ISD today announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for 8 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 6,195 students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech, as part of...... Read more
With workforce development initiatives led by Bastrop ISD and Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, Bastrop offers workforce education for all ages and disciplines. By responding dynamically to community workforce needs, local education programs provide the skills workers need for job placement. In return, local businesses have a skilled and...... Read more
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct number for the full mitigation amount of $975,000.The 65-acre Pearl River development has been cleared for commercial use at Hwy. 71 and FM 969. The project will involve the construction of a rental community with over 650 units by...... Read more
Dreams as vast as the rolling Pacific Ocean pull people from across the country to the possibilities found in Hollywood. They arrive and are entranced by the captivating beauty of the faces they see along with the tantalizing chance of fame and fortune. They chase those dreams, giving everything they...... Read more
For the past few summers, Bastrop’s Film Alley has hosted the Bastrop Summer Family Film Festival. In 2023, the festival is back, running from late June to early August. While the festival offers plenty of fun for the whole family, it has deeper roots that extend throughout the whole community...... Read more
The ultimate goal of educational institutions and their governing bodies is to provide students with an optimal number of academic opportunities, but not every district or school achieves this aim. Fortunately, though, there are schools who are quite successful in this pursuit. When a strong district, such as Bastrop ISD,...... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-29
Summer is upon Texas, and the community of Bastrop is gearing up for its many splendid recreation activities. Whether residents are looking for summer recreational programs, water adventures, hiking trails, or indoor fun, Bastrop is sure to provide plenty of opportunities for fun.  Nestled right on the Colorado River,...... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-07
The month of May is a cause for celebration here at Bastrop EDC. Created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Economic Development Week in May provides a platform for professionals and organizations to spotlight local programs that “create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life...... Read more
Published on: 2023-05-22
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation was among the top chosen for Texas Economic Development Council’s annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2022. The awards were presented at the beginning of the year during TEDC's 2023 Legislative Conference in Austin, Texas. Bastrop Economic Development Corporation works to be a driving force...... Read more
Published on: 2023-04-19
When you think of high school students, recent graduates, and GED seekers, do you also think about economic development? Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) does! Part of an economic developer's job is to improve the local labor force and enrich the lives of residents by supporting workforce development opportunities. Bastrop,... Read more
Published on: 2023-02-23
The Texas Workforce Commission uses Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants to cover start-up costs of developing career and technical education programs. AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that 152 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling over $54 million have been awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community,... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-30
Roscoe State Bank’s commitment to supporting the Bastrop-area community’s economic growth is being seen on multiple fronts – a commitment which was given an additional boost with the bank’s recent merger with Cornerstone Capital Bank, SSB, officials said. At the Nov. 21 meeting of the Board of Directors of the...... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-28
Workforce shortages are top-of-mind for employers. Nationwide, there are more than 11 million job openings yet only 6 million unemployed workers. The importance of guiding youth in their career development has never been more critical, both for individual happiness and satisfaction and for the economy. Bastrop Independent School District recognizes...... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-07
ACC will be offering welding classes in Bastrop starting November 30th. With a growing need for welders in the industry, 428,000 nationally, now is the time to get started and grow your career opportunities.  ... Read more
Published on: 2022-10-26
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Published on: 2022-10-13