Aug 24, 2022

Congressmen, BVEDC Discuss the Economy at B/CS Chamber Event

Steve Fullhart

A pair of U.S. congressmen and the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation's president/CEO took the stage at the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Economic Outlook Briefing.

Those in attendance at the College Station Hilton heard first from the BVEDC's Matt Prochaska, who first discussed recent data compiled by Texas A&M's Private Enterprise Research Center for the monthly "Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA" report. He went on to highlight project work being done by the BVEDC and its partners, along with recent surveys of corporate leaders and site selection professionals regarding what they are seeking in communities.

The briefing was headlined by Congressmen Pete Sessions and Michael McCaul, who discussed some of the latest national matters regarding the economy and national security.

Having first joined the U.S. House of Representatives in 1997, Rep. Sessions has represented Brazos County in the 17th District of Texas since 2021. With the most recent redistricting done by the Texas Legislature, in January, the county will become part of the 10th District, which Rep. McCaul has served since 2005.

"We appreciate the Chamber giving us the opportunity to discuss our community-wide efforts to launch, grow and locate companies in the Brazos Valley," Prochaska said following the event. "Organizations across our business ecosystem like the Chamber and the BVEDC are working together to better our region's prosperity. We also thank Congressmen Sessions and McCaul for being advocates in Washington for our region, and we look forward to working with each representative going forward."