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CS Council Receives Second of Three Consultant Economic Development Reports

The College Station City Council has planned a strategic retreat for the end of the month.

One of the topics, economic development, received attention at the council’s last meeting.

The second of three presentations focused, among other things, on incentive programs and other things related to recruiting new business and industry. Consultant Amy Holloway recommended adding city staff to work with prospects.

CScoun011013ecodevoAH-1.mp3Comments from Amy Holloway.

Holloway also talked about the city’s qualilty of life.

CScoun011013ecodevoAH-2.mp3More from Amy Holloway.

Another consultant, Tom DeLisi, says more needs to be done with the city’s entertainment districts, particularly Wolf Pen Creek Park and Northgate.

CScoun011013ecodevoTD-1.mp3Comments from Tom DeLisi regarding Wolf Pen Creek Park.

CScoun011013ecodevoTD-2.mp3Tom DeLisi comments about Northgate marketing.

The report also lists survey results of 100 businessowners, some who suggest building a hotel-conference center that is larger than the Brazos County Expo complex. The top two survey recommendations were loosening development restrictions and requirements and speeding up the development and permit process.

Click HERE to read the 106 page report presented to the College Station City Council.

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Posted by on Jan 17 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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