Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of the Lost Pines Region of Texas, Bastrop is a wonderful mix of old and new—with a downtown reminiscent of the 1800s and a business district that is unrivaled by other cities of its size. The historic downtown is an arts, culinary, and cultural delight. The surrounding neighborhoods contain over 100 nationally registered historic homes, many of which are beautifully restored. Nearby at-tractions include three golf courses, two state parks, a nature preserve, Lake Bastrop, and the world-renowned Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort. The Bastrop Fine Arts Guild recently broke ground on a $3.1 million arts facility to showcase local artists in all genres. In the heart of the Texas Triangle, Bastrop offers easy access to Austin, San Antonio, Hou-ston, and Dallas/ Fort Worth with its close proximity to numerous major highways. As the strategic trade hub of the southeast Austin sub-market, the economy is driven by bio and life sciences, manufacturing, destination tourism, and retail trade. Information technology-based companies Continue to be attracted to Bastrop thanks to its large labor force, out-door recreation, and 25-minute drive to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Bastrop Business and Industrial Park is home to the largest bronze foundry in Texas, Deep in the Heart Art Foundry. Johnson Architectural Metal Company (JAMCo) located their regional headquarters in the Park in 2014. The Coghlan Group completed a 60,000-squarefoot expansion and Elliott Electric Supply opened their facility in 2016. AEI Tech-nologies will be breaking ground soon. The Business Park is the planning stages of devel-oping an additional 40 acres of shovel-ready sites and 80 acres of adjacent residential de-velopment. Recent studies show high demand for residential and multi-family housing, with several new developments opening in 2017. And Bastrop is rapidly becoming a retail hub in the southeast Austin area that continues to attract national retailers and provides the modern shopping amenities residents of a suburban community expect, with the recent openings of Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ulta, Five Below, and Hobby Lobby. The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is always here to assist your company or development in calling Bastrop home.
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