BEDC News

Bowie Business Park Nearing Completion 

The 123 acre Business Park located on US287 and FM1125 is nearing completion.  The Bowie Economic Development Corporation is seeking primary job creators for these commercial and industrial sites. Each site is shovel-ready with all utilities on location.  Served by City of Bowie water/sewer, Wise Electric Co-op, Atmos Energy and fast reliable fiber connection.  Completion is now secheduled for the June 15, 2017.  



Bowie Business Park Breaking Ground


Wilson Construction is moving dirt on the new location of the Bowie Business Park. The Park is located along U.S 287 and FM 1125, Bowie, TX. The Park will offer shovel ready commercial and industrial lots for future business growth. Overall the Park is 123 acres.

Come Kick Some Dirt With Us as we will celebrate our groundbreaking ceremony on
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 10:00AM on location.

If you are interested in a build site, contact the BEDC office 940-872-4193.

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Bowie Business Park


The Bowie Economic Development Corporation will receive proposals for utility, paving, grading, and drainage improvements to serve the Bowie EDC ~ 123 Acre Business Park Development Tract until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Adams Engineering & Development Consultants, 8951 Cypress Waters Blvd., Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75019.

Bid/Contract Documents, including drawings and technical specifications are on file for review at Adams Engineering & Development Consultants and the Bowie Economic Development Corporation at 201-A Walnut St., Bowie, TX.

Click Here for NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Click Here for BID/CONTRACT DOCUMENTS


Build A Better Bowie


The Economic Development Corporation has joined the campaign set forth by the Bowie News and Editor, Barbara Green, that showcases the power of the positive thinker. 'Build A Better Bowie' campaign is designed to instill pride, create vision and build on the unique opportunities our community offers as we strive to become the best Bowie we can be.

Show us something good at www.buildabetterbowie.com



Adams Engineering Finalizing Plans


Adams Engineering Firm is finalizing the plans for the 123 acre Industrial/Business Park. The Board of Directors have recently met and officially named the upcoming area as the 'Bowie Business Park'. The space is unique and 'not your typical flat land industrial park property'. We will begin ground work in the upcoming months with the finalization papers before the council at their November 2015 meeting.


BEDC Seeks Firm For Industrial Park Design


The Bowie Economic Development Corporation recently purchased 123 acres of green space for the build-out of a Business/Industrial Park on US287. Ground-breaking will soon take place on the 123 acre parcel of property recently purchased for the layout of business growth within the City Limits of Bowie Texas. The Economic Development Team is excited about this opportunity and has been working on this project for several months.

Currently we are accepting Request For Quotes from Engineering firms and anticipate the awardment of that contract in April 2014, at which time we will be on our way to a design and construction documents for the actual construction of 'Phase I' of the Park. The Economic Development Team received a concept layout prior to purchasing the property from Adam's Engineering Firm.

For more information about the properties that will be available, please contact our EDC office.


Unemployment Rates Continue to Improve


Over the past year, the unemployment rates for Montague County continued to improve. The Oil & Gas Industry is still developing and working hard in our area keeping our local employment rate low and providing much needed jobs for the area. Currently the rate is


Workforce Releases Unemployment Rates for March 2013


Unemployment Rate - The North Texas Workforce Center released the unemployment rates for March 2013. Montague County is well below the National and State average rates at 4.6. Read the story for more details.

State Representative Drew Springer addresses LMC Members

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Leadership Montague County Visits State Capital in Austin


The LMC Class visited the State Capital in Austin on February 12 & 13, 2013. During their visit, they had the opportunity to meet and visit with their State Representative, Drew Springer, Senator Craig Estes, Ag Commissioner, Todd Stables, and a number of other representatives with Transportation, Economic Development, Workforce and Associations for Rural Texas.

The members attending included several from the Chartered Class and members of the 2013 Class. Also in attendance was the Mayor Pro Tem, Gene Williams and his wife Carol for Bowie and the Mayor of Nocona, Robert Fenoglio and his wife Patti who also serves as the current Nocona Chamber of Commerce President. The LMC group was recognized on the House Floor and Senate Floor. View the House Floor Resolution here as presented by Representative, Drew Springer.

Chartered Members are: Tommie Sappinton, Justin Hansard, Janis Crawley, Elsie Lacy, James Yohe, Kristal Ferguson, Wanda Wood, Bert Cunningham, Joe Crawley, Randy West, Joe Dial, Bonnie Hamilton, and Joe Gambill.
Class of 2013 Members are: Joni Coursey, Shannon Skiles, Steven Monkres, Jennifer Essary, Jimmy Walker, Reece Berry, Anthony Dirker, Lydia Evans, Rick Lewis, Don Templeman, Stepheny Womack and Chuck Massey.

If you are interested in becoming a Member of LMC please contact one of the above members or email jcrawley@cityofbowietx.com for more information.



Cameron International fills Spec Building

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Cameron International makes an expansion move to Bowie Texas. The Bowie Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) speculative building, located at 3059 US Hwy 81, N, has been completed and leased as a maintenance facility to Cameron International. Move-in for Cameron began in December 2012 and are now in full operation at the Bowie facility.

BEDC built the speculative (Spec) building in 2003 as an economic development tool for Bowie. They left the flooring inside the building uncompleted and ready for the complete build-out for the right company. That 'right' company came along approximately 1 year ago and the process to complete the building to the specifications for Cameron International began. The five-year lease contract was signed in June 2012 and construction of the building 'build-out' began. The final construction walk was held just days prior to Thanksgiving in November 2012 and the final keys were handed over on December 1, 2012. "A thanksgiving in it's self and a boost that the BEDC Team needed here in Bowie" states the Economic Development Director.

Cameron is a $8 trillion international company that manufactures valves, many of which are used in the energy industry. The firm will inventory materials at the Bowie location, but will also overhaul and repair equipment at this location. The Bowie site is expected to employee 15.

The five-year lease agreement with Cameron International will pay the cost of the additions to the building that include an 8" concrete slab,1500 SF of office space, 3 jib cranes, 1 overhead crane, a wash-bay area and two covered exterior additions. The oversight of construction was contracted by BEDC with Plyler Construction Company located in Sherman Texas and R.A.C. Construction Inc., Saint Jo, Texas.

The Retail Coach

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BEDC Gets Demographic News


The Retail Coach In early 2012, the BEDC Team hired 'The Retail Coach' to complete an up-to-date demographic analysis for Bowie, including a Trade Area and Leakage analysis. The Leakage analysis will allow some real tools for recruitment needs, this will target items that folks from our Trade Area are traveling outside our area to purchase, and or to participate in - in other words - how and where people in living in our Trade Area are spending their money.

BEDC Nears Completion on the Spec Building



The BEDC Team is nearing completion on the Speculative Building that sat empty for more than 7 years. The building will be the new home of a maintenance facility for Cameron International. They will employee approximate 15 employees at this facility and will have an economic impact of $1,000,000 plus. The build out will cost $959,000.00 of Economic Development funds with a 5-year return on investment, costing the use of sales tax dollars zero at the end of the 5-year lease agreement with Cameron.

If you would like to know more about this project, contact the BEDC office.

Speculative Building Before Photo

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Family Dollar Opens in Bowie


  Family Dollar Logo The new Family Dollar is open for Business in Bowie. They opened in October 2012 and are located next to the Tractor Supply and Brookshires on US 59, Bowie TX.



Leadership Montague County Develops

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The first Leadership Course offered within Montague County has completed it's first year planning stages, and offers it's first real course study to twelve (12) class participants for 2012-2013. Montague County is unique in this arena with a course that offers a county wide Leadership Program. The program includes: educational tours of business facilities, classroom discussion on local and county government, studies on Montague county agriculture and livestock issues, knowledge based programs covering county education and social service facilities, county & state economics, tourism, marketing, natural resources and business leadership ethics and skills.

This is a must ATTEND course for any person interested in participating in a Leadership role for a Montague County Business or City and anyone whose interest is in Local, County or State government. This course will offer information on county-wide issues and programs that will assist with building your knowledge base of programs and happenings within the County to make this a better place today, tomorrow and always.

Pass the word around, applications for the 2013-2014 Class will open in the spring of 2013. Don't miss out - it is a lot of fun!