Things are looking up in the County of Grimes. That’s what the Executive Director of the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce recently told Commissioners Court.
Johnny McNally cited the recent first-ever Red, Wheat and Blues Festival featuring a mix of four bands, craft beer, Texas wines and bad weather.
Although we had a lot of rain that day, McNally said he thought a real basis had been built for a continuing event that can be repeated from year to year.
As evidence of Grimes’ growth, McNally cited the addition of 57 new Chamber Members last year, a mixture both of new businesses and old ones.
McNally also mentioned partnerships in which Grimes is involved, and a drone video that’s in production to promote the Navasota Industrial Park.
And without getting too specific, McNally stressed that currently, the two main driving forces for interest in the county are State Highway 249 that’s coming up from the south, and the possibility of high speed rail coming through Roans Prairie as a stop.
Educationally, McNally excitedly announced that Blinn College’s first Industrial Boot Camp is finally in session at the Navasota Center. The next session is expected to begin sometime this Spring.