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BVEDC Joins Brazos Valley Leaders at State Capitol

Brazos Valley leaders in business, government and the community spent the day meeting with Texas legislators and their staffs at the state capitol in order to present a unified regional agenda for the current legislative session.
The Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation was proud to sponsor the biennial trip of delegates organized by the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. BVEDC staff were part of the group that made the trip to Austin on February 12.
Teams of delegates spread out across the Capitol to visit the offices of state senators and representatives. Members of the 86th Texas State Legislature received the Chamber’s 2019 State Legislative Action Plan and briefings on the issues that matter most to the Brazos Valley.
“It’s been a great pleasure to help represent the Brazos Valley as part of the Chamber’s legislative affairs day,” said Matt Prochaska, president/CEO of the BVEDC. “It’s fulfilling and encouraging to hear from our representatives and senators and their staffs that our presence at the Capitol makes a difference when it comes to critical matters facing the state. We’re always grateful that the Chamber puts on this important day."
The Chamber also sends a delegation each May to Washington, DC to deliver a Federal Legislative Action Plan outlining what the region hopes to see lawmakers work on that year.
As noted in the welcome of the plan, “The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce has, as its foremost mission, the continuation and cultivation of a vigorous local economy. Through its many programs, the Chamber enhances the ability of companies in the Brazos Valley to grow and prosper.”
The state plan presented in Austin focused on matters involving regulation and taxes, economic development, education, healthcare, energy and natural resources, and transportation. You can read the full plan here.
In addition to Chamber and BVEDC representatives, the mayors of Bryan and College Station, Brazos County commissioners, city staff, representatives of Texas A&M University and the Blinn College District and business leaders were among the delegates.

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