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Business and Economy

Business and Economy

Brown County is known for being a business friendly environment with numerous organizations and entities working together with the local chambers of commerce. The overall goal of these entities is to help local businesses succeed, create and maintain local jobs, put money back into the local economy, and enhance the local quality of life. Organizations like the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation, Early Economic Development Corporation, Brownwood Industrial Foundation, and the Small Business Development Center offer a variety of resources and service to help local businesses.

Economic Development

The Brownwood and Early Economic Development Corporations are all about business growth. The EDC provides a variety of assistance to business prospects. Each package is customized to fit the needs of the prospects, to benefit the community and to enhance the economic well-being of the citizens of Brown County. These can include construction or relocation of utilities, job training, packaging of proposed tax abatements, street improvements, pricing on land in the industrial areas, and more.

Workforce development is a priority for the local chambers of commerce and economic development corporations. Through the “Education-Workforce Solutions Committee of Brown County,” major employers and educators meet monthly to identify workforce needs and solutions. Since its inception in 2007, the committee has facilitated significant strides in preparing students from middle school through college to enter the local workforce.

The Brownwood Industrial Foundation Inc. helps businesses establish or expand in the Brownwood Area. Their two primary services are to provide low interest business loans made through the USDA-Rural Development IRP Program and to sell or lease their available property to businesses that create jobs.

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The Tarleton State University Small Business Development Center located in Granbury provides business counseling, technical assistance, training workshops, and business plan development for small businesses in their nine-county area including Brown County. They strive to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and improved management for small business. They are available to travel to Brown County and meet with local business owners.

For more information about local business resources in Brown County, visit www.BrownwoodBusiness.com or www.earlyecondev.com.

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