Austin Community Newspapers Staff
Talk of the value of out-of-state marketing trips, to what degree Academy should be pursued in possibly coming to Bastrop, and scaling back on the downtown mega-grants program were some of the main topics at a recent meeting of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation board of directors.
BEDC executive director Dave Quinn told the board at its June 17 meeting that recent marketing trips with Opportunity Austin had been advantageous for the BEDC in reaching out beyond Texas.
Quinn said he had been able to accompany representatives of Opportunity Austin – a business initiative created by the Austin Chamber of Commerce– during a recent trip to Chicago. He said the trip allowed the BEDC and Bastrop to “piggyback” with Opportunity Austin on talking to potential businesses and corporations about the advantages of locating in Texas. More here.