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Separating rumors from reality + real economic development insight in College Station, Texas — Home of Texas A&M University.

All Up In Your Business City of College Station, Texas

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Separating rumors from reality + real economic development insight in College Station, Texas — Home of Texas A&M University.

    All Up In Your Business: How tourism can fuel business recovery

    All Up In Your Business: How tourism can fuel business recovery

    This is the first time College Station Communications Director Jay Socol has interviewed Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz since the pandemic changed everything. In spite of the local, state and federal funding put into the hands of local businesses, we still lost far too many. So, now what?
    In this episode, Natalie talks about her dual role of supporting local businesses while aggressively working to bring in more jobs that diversify College Station's economy. She also explains how her office's brand-new tourism division aims to bring people to College Station at a time when there is still a reluctance to travel, attend events and visit destinations.
    Also in this episode is Economic Development Manager Aubrey Nettles, who is leading a holiday campaign to make College Station the Christmas destination in Texas, thanks in large part to a strategic partnership with Santa's Wonderland. 
    Nat finishes up with a few fun biz updates on things coming soon to College Station.
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    • 30 min
    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 1 (What we're dealing with)

    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 1 (What we're dealing with)

    After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, we're back -- this time with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on the College Station's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. We're calling it All Up In Your Budget.
    The idea is to take a 330-page budget document and explain the big ideas in it, the changes caused by this health and economic crisis, how sustainable we think those are and what it means to our residents. This is a budget year like no other and we want to make sure that residents and taxpayers understand what's in it, what's not in it and why.
     
    Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard
    Communications Director Jay Socol
     
    Episode-2: Revenues
    Episode-3: Expenses
    Episode-4: Capital projects and tourism
     
    You can view the entire proposed budget document at cstx.gov/budget.

    • 22 min
    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 2 (Revenues)

    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 2 (Revenues)

    After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, we're back -- this time with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on the College Station's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. We're calling it All Up In Your Budget.
    The idea is to take a 330-page budget document and explain the big ideas in it, the changes caused by this health and economic crisis, how sustainable we think those are and what it means to our residents. This is a budget year like no other and we want to make sure that residents and taxpayers understand what's in it, what's not in it and why.
     
    Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard
    Communications Director Jay Socol
     
    Episode-1: Conditions
    Episode-3: Expenses
    Episode-4: Capital projects and tourism
     
    View the entire proposed budget document at cstx.gov/budget

    • 19 min
    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 3 (Expenses)

    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 3 (Expenses)

    After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, we're back -- this time with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on the College Station's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. We're calling it All Up In Your Budget.
    The idea is to take a 330-page budget document and explain the big ideas in it, the changes caused by this health and economic crisis, how sustainable we think those are and what it means to our residents. This is a budget year like no other and we want to make sure that residents and taxpayers understand what's in it, what's not in it and why.
     
    Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard
    Communications Director Jay Socol
     
    Episode-1: Conditions
    Episode-2: Revenues
    Episode-4: Capital projects and tourism
     
    View the entire proposed budget document at cstx.gov/budget

    • 17 min
    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 4 (Capital projects, tourism)

    All Up In Your Budget - Ep. 4 (Capital projects, tourism)

    After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, we're back -- this time with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on the College Station's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. We're calling it All Up In Your Budget.
    The idea is to take a 330-page budget document and explain the big ideas in it, the changes caused by this health and economic crisis, how sustainable we think those are and what it means to our residents. This is a budget year like no other and we want to make sure that residents and taxpayers understand what's in it, what's not in it and why.
     
    Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard
    Communications Director Jay Socol
     
    Episode-1: Conditions
    Episode-2: Revenues
    Episode-3: Expenses
     
    View the entire proposed budget document at cstx.gov/budget

    • 26 min
    All Up In Your Business: Dallis family/Burger Mojo

    All Up In Your Business: Dallis family/Burger Mojo

    The Dallis family has operated some of the most-iconic food and beverage destinations in College Station. Cafe Eccell may be their best-known restaurant, but they recently entered the highly competitive burger market through their new concept Burger Mojo.
    In this episode, Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Communications Director Jay Socol talk to Costa and Andreas Dallis about their legacy of business ventures and how difficult it is to remain relevant in a fast-growing, student-driven community. They even explain why they believe a burger joint in close proximity to so many other burger joints has a solid chance.
    Meanwhile, Natalie also talks about the importance of redeveloping older commercial areas in College Station, and how her office has seen early success and is continuing that focus.
    All Up In Your Business is now available via:
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    Have a suggestion for a future topic or interview, or just want to say hi? Send to jsocol@cstx.gov. 

    • 27 min

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