Bryan, Texas prides itself on being the cultural, governmental, and civic center of Brazos County and the surrounding area. The City of Bryan's Economic Development Department provides assistance to businesses and individuals seeking to locate, relocate, or expand within Bryan, and places great emphasis on retail, tourism, and commercial developments.
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Focusing on new research and new technologies, this new business park is stimulating development in northern Brazos County. This park, which boasts amenities such as its own rail spur, is home to Axis Pipe and Tube, one of Bryan's newest industrial residents. The park is owned by the City of Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
Just southeast of the intersection of FM 2818 and Mumford Road lies the Bryan Business Park. Established in 1985, the first 200+ acres of this park are occupied by businesses including Toyo Ink, New Southwest Baking Co., Coca-Cola, and Sanderson Farms. Another 200 acres across Mumford Road are primed for development.
Established as a joint city-county venture in 1969, the Brazos County Industrial Park has been an economic driver for the Brazos Valley ever since. This 300+ acre park is on the west side of FM 2818 south of its intersection with State Highway 21. Resident businesses include Kent Moore Cabinets, Pepsi-Cola, ConocoPhillips, Saint-Gobain NorPro, and Transit Mix.
Downtown Bryan is a unique mix of historic architecture, locally-owned restaurants and retail, and enterprising technology-based businesses. The Brazos County Courthouse and Texas A&M University's Forsyth Galleries also call downtown home. The rich past of this area, along with its redundant broadband fiber connectivity, make it a natural choice for uses as diverse as the First Fridays art and music scene and the disaster-recovery spaces for multiple Fortune 500 companies. A 24,000 square foot data center and a growing number of technology and creativity businesses are located along this fiber backbone. For more information, please visit the Downtown Bryan Association website.
The development of the Bio-Corridor area along the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 47 has been a focus under the leadership of the Research Valley Partnership. A unique vision has emerged for a full-cycle approach to biotechnology, encompassing research, preclinical studies, clinical studies and manufacturing all in one corridor. Many of the elements are already in place: the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing and Project GreenVax all have an established presence in this area. The momentum and vision for the Bio-Corridor continues to grow. For more information, please see The Research Valley Partnership website.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center is a medical school on a 200-acre campus on Highway 47. Fifty of the 200 acres on this campus have been reserved as part of a public-private partnership to encourage the interaction of clinical studies students and researchers in the biomedical industry. The first public-private venture in this area is Project GreenVax, a 130,000 square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility focusing on vaccines. In summer 2011, the first HSC clinical building opened in 100,000 square feet, housing the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, the Texas Brain & Spine Institute, and a St. Joseph Regional Health System imaging center in addition to educational spaces for both Texas A&M and Blinn College students.
The City of Bryan's Coulter Field has a 4000-foot runway and provides hangar space and fueling for private aircraft, including jets. Coulter Field also boasts meeting and event facilities that can accommodate everything from major fundraisers to birthday parties to weddings to field trips. And all of this in the most unique venue in the Bryan-College Station area. For more information, please visit the Coulter Field website.
Bryan's retail scene is booming with new hotels, retail stores, restaurants and entertainment options opening on what seems like a daily basis. As Bryan grows, so grows our need for more retail options.
Texas A&M's Health Science Center and the Project GreenVax complex along Highway 47 have helped create a new type of medical district in Bryan, focused on medical research and education. The Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and the Blinn College Allied Health program also call the HSC campus their home. This exciting area of development adds to Bryan's existing medical district, centered around the St. Joseph Regional Health Center at 29th Street and Villa Maria Road. St. Joseph is a 285-bed facility with a Level II Trauma Center and is an accredited Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.
The City of Bryan is booming. New industry and commercial development is on the rise and is sparking a boost in residential construction. New businesses continue to open their doors in Bryan to serve the regional population. For more information on economic data about Bryan, please visit the City's Economic Development page.
With more than 80,000 residents in a region of more than 315,000, Bryan plays an important role in the seven-county Brazos Valley region. For a customized demographic report builder, please visit The Research Valley Partnership's Demographics page.
The Bryan Business Council was established in 1982 to promote, aid, improve and enhance the business community of the City of Bryan and its vicinity in order to make the area a more attractive location for business and commercial enterprises. Since that time, the BBC has created and operated the 200-acre Bryan Business Park, provided economic and other assistance to numerous businesses, and offered advice to the Bryan City Council on areas pertaining to economic development.
Jack Valerius, Jr.
P.O. Box 1000 | Bryan, TX 77805 | (979) 209-5130