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.
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.
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.
We at the BVEDC are big fans of our logo, which our board approved in June 2018 following our name change the previous month. But we are not just fans because we think it looks great. There is a lot of meaning behind it.