Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bryan awarded major grant for new industrial park
The City of Bryan, Brazos County, and the Research Valley Partnership were awarded a $1.5 million U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to help develop the Next Generation Industrial Park, which is located near the northwest corner of Highway 6 and F.M. 2818. The grant will be used to aid in the cost of a rail spur for the Park.
U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards was instrumental in providing assistance in the initial stages of the grant process. Congressman Edwards also followed through and provided support in securing the grant as part of his effort to create jobs in this region.
The Next Generation Industrial Park is a joint venture between Brazos County, the Research Valley Partnership, and the City of Bryan to develop a light industrial and manufacturing park in the north end of Brazos County.
It will connect businesses and industries with the Port of Houston and the rest of the country to ensure that private enterprise has an incentive to do business at this location. It is composed of the largest parcel of land available for development, about 1100 acres, and currently is held for 10 years under agreement by the Research Valley Partnership on behalf of Brazos County and Bryan.
Last year the governing bodies voted to purchase the land for Phase 1, which is about one-quarter of the park, and move forward with forming the Brazos County Economic Foundation to manage the park. Additionally the two government agencies formed the City of Bryan – Brazos County Economic Development Foundation to operate the Park.
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