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About the BVEDC

Who We Are 

The Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation (formerly known as the Research Valley Partnership) serves Brazos County, the City of Bryan, the City of College Station, Texas A&M University, the surrounding region and our private sector investors through our Invest Brazos Valley program. 
The BVEDC helps companies launch, grow, and locate in the Brazos Valley. It is a single point of contact to the network of private sector and local and state government professionals that supports a company’s project activities. The BVEDC has three main work activities:
  • Competitiveness
  • Small Business Development
  • Corporate Relations
The BVEDC was established in 1989 and is organized as a Texas economic development public-private, 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation funded jointly by the three local governments and approximately 30 private sector investors. Services are provided at no cost to the company and with complete confidentiality.


The BVEDC's ethos is ImpactLife, which is the way we conduct economic development. ImpactLife helps to crystalize the ethos and provides a contruct for crafting the goals, objectives and actions for the BVEDC. ImpactLife has the following personalities and emotions: 
  • Courageous - authentic, confident and unafraid to take risks with discipline to be true to purpose in serving the community;
  • Compassionate - innate ability to sense the needs of others with heart to selflessly pause to care and turn inspiration into action;
  • Connected - vast local, national and international alliances to help ideas converge into innovation and link to opportunities;
  • Dynamic - catalyst for change and energetic leadership to compel others to take actions and make a difference;
  • Faithful - loyalty, tradition, family, faith, and country are extremely important to ImpactLife;
  • Inclusive - appealing to the “everyman,” conducts actions in a transparent way that is comforting and respectful to diversity;
  • Innovative - driven to create inventive ways to solve problems that impact the lives of others; and
  • Integrity - strong sense of honor and integrity, striving for excellence in all actions and never compromises high moral standards to accomplish goals.

Guiding Principals 

  1. The BVEDC will possess an entrepreneurial spirit with its constant pursuit to be the model for cutting-edge economic development;
  2. The BVEDC will be the leader in advancing the community’s economic development future;
  3. The BVEDC will always be a community beacon for integrity, cooperation and trust;
  4. The BVEDC will be focused, strategic and proactive in its efforts; and
  5. The BVEDC will will take calculated risks, as needed.
In addition, we adhere to the highest professional standards when researching and managing your site selection needs and will maintain strict confidentiality with all project information.