About Us

About the BVEDC

The Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation serves Brazos County, Texas. 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 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 (Brazos County, the City of College Station and the City of Bryan), Texas A&M University and approximately 90 private sector investors. Services are provided at no cost to the company and with complete confidentiality.

Our staff adheres to the highest professional standards when researching and managing your site selection needs and will maintain strict confidentiality with all project information.

Our organization has also been recognized at the state, national and international levels for excellence in economic development.

Maximizing a community partnership approach, our vision is economic growth that positively impacts the lives of all who live and work in Brazos County.
Brazos Valley EDC
Vision Statement
Mission Statement

Pursue the economic growth of Brazos County without regard to municipal boundary.

  • The BVEDC serves and convenes community leaders to prepare Brazos County for economic growth;

  • The BVEDC is the organization in Brazos County where government, academic and private sector partners convene formally, focused on "non-retail, residential" economic development; and

  • The BVEDC helps companies launch, grow and locate in Brazos County.

  • Improve the economic development competitiveness of Brazos County

  • Retain and expand local primary jobs in Brazos County

  • Enhance Brazos County's small business development and entrepreneurial culture

  • Attract targeted business bringing new investment and primary jobs to Brazos County

 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 take calculated risks, as needed.

Working Together
Our Funding Partners
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Our Private Investors
Invest Brazos Valley

Invest Brazos Valley is the BVEDC's private sector voice offering the opportunity for public and private leaders to work together to advance the economic development of our community as a single marketplace.

Brazos Valley Small Business Development Center

The Brazos Valley SBDC is funded annually by the BVEDC. Its mission is to help Brazos Valley small businesses and entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed with no-cost business advising and resources. It is part of the UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, a business advising and training center serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas.

Working Together
B/CS Chamber of Commerce

The BVEDC operates separately from the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, but partners with them on many efforts, including with various committees and events. They also have a seat on the BVEDC Board of Directors. Approximately 90% of Invest Brazos Valley members are also members of the Chamber. The BVEDC is an Inner Circle member, and we strongly encourage Chamber membership to companies wanting to locate in and connect to the community.

Work With Our Award-Winning Team
Let's Succeed Together