BTES' Economic Development Efforts Support Local Community

Tuesday May 14, 2024

BTES and the Community Team work to identify economic development opportunities to grow our local community. Over the last two years, these efforts have resulted in three major projects including the expansion of Tri-City Extrusion in the Bristol Business Park, the building of Seaman Corporation’s fourth facility in Bristol with its new 350,000-square-foot building in Partnership Park II, and A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company announcing its plan to build a new facility in the Bristol Business Park.

BTES Business Development Manager April Eads explains, “We have been able to facilitate these projects by strategically planning, receiving grants to prepare sites, and having property available for purchase. Having large pad-ready sites is a critical component in attracting new and keeping existing businesses in our community.”

Pad-ready sites are properties that have been cleared and graded, making them ready for immediate development. These sites are more attractive to potential businesses since it helps to mitigate risk and allows for a faster speed to market.

“Having pad-ready sites gives us the opportunity to participate in requests for information from Site Selection Consultants that we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise,” continued Eads.

This, in addition to BTES’ highly reliable electric service and high-speed Internet service availability, helps attract advanced manufacturing, service industries, data centers, fulfillment centers, and corporate offices to our community. Other economic development initiatives that BTES and the Community Team facilitate include Teacher Industry Day, career and training opportunities, hiring events, and much more.

Eads continued, “Working together, we are creating meaningful new opportunities for our community.”

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