February 2017
The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County's Monthly Newsletter
Brazoria County Projects
Business of the Quarter

Accepting the Business of the Quarter award on behalf of the Central Brazoria County Business Park is Mike Latimer, President, SCM Realty Services.

Business of the Quarter Finalists
Music Wrecker Service
Nominated by Chris Witte & Cindy Suggs of BASF for rallying together to provide assistance for out neighbors in Louisiana during their flooding crisis.  Tony Music of Music Wrecker Service made 5 trips to Geismar, LA in a 24-hour time frame to deliver generators, cleaning supplies, household needs and other vital necessities. 
T hank you Music Wrecker Service for branding Brazoria County as a helpful and dependable neighbor.

United Way of Brazoria County
Nominated by Wendy Mazurkiewicz of Freeport LNG for coming through in such a huge way during the flooding event in Brazoria County. Not only did they lead the way in organizing immediate drop off locations by coordinating with other local organizations, the United Way also initiated long-term relief efforts proving that they were thinking far beyond the immediate needs.
Thank you United Way of Brazoria County for being such an asset to our community.

Nominated by Jeff Kuhn formerly of Zachry Group for their strong involvement in Brazoria County. Driven by their management leaders and employees in Freeport, BASF's continuous commitment and positive engagement in the community, participation in events, success in growth and their ongoing support to the faculty and students at our local schools and college has validated their dedication to Brazoria County.
Thank you BASF for your commitment and investment in our community.


Do you know a business that deserves to be recognized ?

Recent Events
Quarterly Membership Meeting
January 18, 2017

Our Speakers: (Left) Donald Payne, Jr., Brazosport College, (center) Earl Shipp, The Dow Chemical Company, (right) Sean Stockard, The Alliance
Upcoming Events
Brazoria County Day is March 7, 2017 in Austin. If you have questions or would like information about opportunities please contact The Alliance office - 979-848-0560 or email Debbie Pennington. 
Save the Date for our next Industrial Job Fair!  
MAY 5, 2017
For more info. contact Gary Basinger .
Member Spotlight

Rise Communities LLC, formed in 2011, is a preeminent developer and manager of creative, masterfully-planned, large-scale communities.

Brazoria County is home to one of the two developments that Rise Communities has established in the Houston area. 

Meridiana, the 2,700-acre community located on the Highway 288 corridor, south of downtown Houston, landed it's first home buyer in March of 2016 and opened it's first of three on-sight schools in the fall of 2016.


Thank You to Our Reinvesting Members!
City of Pearland
The Dow Chemical Company
City of Clute
Cobb, Fendley & Associates
BASF Corporation
City of Freeport
Freese & Nichols
Sustaining & Individual Members
The Facts
Texas-New Mexico Power
BGE Inc.
HR in Alignment
GC Engineering
The Center for Arts & Sciences
Brazosport ISD
Mr. Earl Shipp                 Double C Development            Mr. Larry Beuhler
Member News & Announcements
Dow Texas Operations recently welcomed Praxair to their Oyster Creek Facility.

Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport welcomes a new hangar with 11,000 square feet of space to the airport. With a 28 foot door height, the new addition will serve both based tenants and transient traffic using the airport.
From Left: Brent Bowles, iAD Architects & Co-Chair of Brazoria County Day 2017, Holly Schroedter Adams, The Alliance, Shera Eichler, Rep. Dennis Bonnen's Office, Debbie Pennington, The Alliance & Larry Buehler, City of Alvin
A group recently visited Rep. Dennis Bonnen's office at the Texas State Capitol during their Brazoria County Day planning visit.

It's a PARTY this month at The Alliance!!
Happy Birthday to Gabe, Holly & Debbie!

Holly Schroedter Adams
Director, Membership Relations