BEDC breaks ground at business park

Dirt flew on Friday afternoon as community members gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of the Bowie Business Park. Pictured are: Dean Myers, Randy West, Bert Cunningham, Charles Tyson, Larry Slack, Ted Murday and Chad Wilson. The new park will be located along U.S. Highway 287 and Farm-to-Market Road 1125. (Photo by Dani Blackburn)

At the Sept. 21 meeting of the board, the BEDC signed a contract with Wilson Contracting to build infrastructure in the park located along U.S. Highway 287 and Farm-to-Market Road 1125.
In August the board accepted a low bid from the Wichita Falls company at a cost of $2,258,866.15. The project will install an eight-inch concrete road in the park and all utilities, which will be located underground. It is the culmination of two years of planning for the park, which is scheduled for completion in February, barring any weather delays. BEDC officials are excited to have a potential new toll in their arsenal to attract and develop business and jobs for Bowie.

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Dirt work has already begun at the business park site. (Photo by Barbara Green)