2010-08-12 / General Stories


Consolidates Valuable Information and Provides Powerful Tools

Bastrop - Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative recently launched its regional economic development website, which provides powerful tools and resources to foster economic growth in Central Texas. The website, bluebonnetregion.com, is an integral part of Bluebonnet’s Sustainable Grid initiative.

“Promoting economic development and sustainable growth is critically important to our region,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s CEO. “Our regional economic development website is one of the most important initiatives Bluebonnet will lead to create good jobs and growth opportunities in our service area.

“As people around the country use our new website, they will quickly realize what businesses and folks from here have known for years - this is one of the best places in the country to live and work, with great communities and a very capable workforce,” Rose said.

Bluebonnetregion.com is loaded with quick facts, a video on the region, economic indicators and demographic data. There you can find city and county profiles, with which users can create customized reports on specific areas, and maps that show major metropolitan areas, major highways, international and regional airports and railroads in the region.

One of the website’s most useful sections is an interactive map that allows users to add layers of data, such as utilities’ boundaries and infrastructure, property boundary lines, zip codes, and much more, to a specific location.

Economic development professionals in both the public and private sector have praised Bluebonnet’s regional economic development website.

“I am glad to see that Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative has taken the initiative to create a website that embraces the Texas Wide Open for Business spirit,” said Aaron Demerson, executive director for the economic and tourism division of the Texas governor’s office.

“Bluebonnet’s excellent new website will be one of the top tools we’ll use from now on in our economic development efforts,” said Page Michel, president and CEO of the Economic Development Foundation of Brenham. “It’s easy to navigate and is loaded with information and resources to help us promote our community. In fact, it showcases our entire region, making it attractive to businesses on a global scale.”

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves 80,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative go to bluebonnetelectric.coop and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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