By BARBARA GREEN
Bowie’s economic development entities hung the “Under Construction” signs with two major building projects getting underway as 2017 opens.
Janis Crawley, executive director for the Bowie Economic Development Corporation and 4B Sales Tax Corporation, said 2016 was tough in dealing with potential clients who had concerns about no medical care after the hospital closed.
“We had to approach it explaining the proximity to the nearest hospital is close, but it’s a hard thing to overcome. Medical is one of the top three things a business looks for in a locale. That will change when the new one opens,” said Crawley.
The BEDC broke ground in late October on the 123-acre Bowie Business Park located along U.S. Highway 287 South and Farm-to-Market Road 1125. The 4B Board has plans to start a new industrial technology facility at North Central Texas College Bowie this spring.
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