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Brownwood Municipal Development District
Contact: Guy Andrews
501 Center Avenue
Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 325-646-9600

www.brownwoodbusiness.com

Brownwood Economic Development Corporation

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Brownwood, TX map“Doing BIG business with little hassle”

Welcome to the best of both worlds - high tech manufacturing and hamburger joints; international business and Friday night football; multimillion dollar deals and downtown parades; excellent logistics and easy access. Centrally located to major markets, we invite you to discover the magic behind our motto, “Brownwood Feels Like Home.”

Location

Brownwood is centrally located in the State of Texas providing easy access to all markets across the State, as well as East and West coasts, the industrial Midwest and Northeast and Mexico.

Brownwood is located approximately 135 miles Northwest of Austin, 120 miles southwest of Fort Worth, 75 miles southeast of Abilene and 95 miles east of San Angelo.

Brownwood is the hub of an eight county labor and trade area: Brown, Callahan, Eastland, Coleman, Comanche, Mills, McCulloch, and San Saba.

Infrastructure

Brownwood is served by U.S. highways - US 67, US 84, US 183, and US 377.
Brownwood is less than 50 miles from I-20 and approximately 100 miles from I-10 & 1-35.

Brownwood is serviced by the BNSF Railroad and the Fort Worth & Western (FWWR).

Brownwood Regional Airport is located on U.S. 183, five miles north of Brownwood. It lies at an elevation of 1,387 feet and covers 1,400 acres. The main runway is 5,600 feet long by 100 feet wide, with VOR/DME/LOC approaches. There are 1,150 acres of development space available surrounding the air operation area.

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The BEDC is proud of the industries that call Brownwood home and strive to provide all of our local companies with a trained and skilled workforce. Our community has built partnerships with our three institutions of higher education: Howard Payne University, Ranger College, and Texas State Technical College to help develop programs that will provide our workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of our employers.

The “Education Workforce Solutions of Brown County,” is a committee formed under the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce in 2008, and is made up of economic and workforce development organizations, chambers of commerce, higher education, K-12 education, major employers and business leaders.  The mission statement is, “Support and facilitate activities that encourage and enable Brown County students and residents to attend college and/or become workforce ready.” Since 2008, the committee has met monthly to tackle issues such as entry level skill needs, the increasing role of technology, employee recruitment and “soft skills.”  

The City of Brownwood and the BEDC, along with the collaboration between TSTC, Ranger College, Kohler, and M&F Gauge helped the community to be awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Training will provide over 53,000 hours of technical, safety, and computer training for nearly 1,000 Kohler and M&F Gauge employees. The City of Brownwood, BEDC, TSTC and Ranger College will continue to work with the Workforce Board to identify more opportunities similar to this to enhance the community’s talent pipeline.

Incentives

The following local incentives, at the election of the governing body, may be made available to qualified business:

  • The City may abate taxes on the increase in value of real property improvements as per the City of Brownwood Tax Abatement Policy
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Chapter 380 of the Texas Tax Code
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Zoning Changes/Variances
  • Impact/Inspection Fee Exemptions
  • Streamlined Permitting
  • Capital Improvements in Water, Sewer, Streets and Other Infrastructure
  • Low-Interest Loans for Business
  • Provision of Publicly Owned Land for Development Purposes
  • Job Training and Retraining Programs
  • Employment Skills Programs
  • Vocational Education
  • Customized Job Training Programs with Texas State Technical College, Ranger Junior College and Howard Payne University

The following loans are also available: SBA 504 Loan, Rural Business Enterprise Grant (Revolving Loan Fund), and the IRP Loan Program. Click here to view more information about these specific loans. 

 

 
 
 
 
         
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