College Station is once again a hot market for retailers looking to establish a location. In this episode of the All Up In Your Business podcast, Communications Director Jay Socol and Economic Development Manager Aubrey Nettles talk about the vacancies where they’re seeing the most interest, some confirmed (and nearly confirmed) successes, and even the context behind some chronically vacant properties that many in College Station wonder about. He even asked her about Pappadeaux. Continue reading All Up In Your Business: Hot market is filling vacant properties
Our first podcast episode of 2021 covers a lot. So much, in fact, that we ditched the studio and did an actual tour of some of the fastest-growing areas of College Station to talk about what’s new and what’s coming. Continue reading All Up In Your Business Podcast: We’re getting a what?
With nearly 100,000 people visiting College Station each year for sports tournaments, conventions, and meetings, the city’s reputation for friendliness and hospitality continues to grow. That’s why we created the Heart of Aggieland Visitor’s Pass Program exclusively for events booked through our Tourism Department. Continue reading Everybody wins with Heart of Aggieland Visitor’s Pass
The City of College Station has received an additional $400,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that the city council has allocated for the Economic Assistance Grant Program. The program is designed to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and to prevent job losses. Applications are open during two rounds — today through Jan. 6 and Jan. 11-Feb. 3. Continue reading More help on the way for local small businesses
Holiday shopping may look different this year, but those ideal gifts remain in abundance. In fact, with many businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping in College Station is more vital than ever. You have friends, family members, and neighbors who own or operate — or are employed by — these businesses. Our entire community needs them to stay afloat. Continue reading Choose to Shop College Station this holiday season
For the first time since the pandemic changed everything, College Station Communications Director Jay Socol interviews Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz. In spite of the local, state and federal funding put into the hands of local businesses, we still lost far too many. So, now what? Continue reading Podcast: How tourism can fuel business recovery