|Bonham Economic Development Corporation
Welcome to Bonham!
The Bonham Economic Development Corproration (BEDCO) Board of Directors and staff join with our Mayor, City Council and City Staff in saying 'Welcome to Bonham!" Likewise our friends & neighbors with Fannin County, the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce and a wide-array of civic and community clubs & organizations are also ready to roll-out the welcome mat.
You are off to a good start with your due diligence review of what our community has to offer whether you are starting-up, expanding, re-locating or consolidating multiple locations into a single efficient, cost-effective location to enhance your business competitiveness. Bonham has plenty of 'positives' as you work through your checklist: excellent inter-connected transportation network (airport - Jones Field/FOO, highways, potential freight rail), reliable and affordable utilities, plentiful water, a highly productive local and regional workforce, and access to quality of life amentities* that would be the envy of any community twice our size or larger! Bonham is located outside the DFW Metroplex air quality non-attainment area. Residents are encouraged to support local business with Shop Bonham First campaigns. To see our current creation, click here.
* arts, culture, entertainment, low crime rate, education, healthcare and recreational assest of all kinds!
The Bonham Economic Development Corporation, BEDCO, is a "Type B" (formerly a "4B") Corporation that works to foster the creation of a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities by encouraging the development of business, industry, retail and tourism. BEDCO is committed to offering new businesses a foundation of economic growth with small town charm which, along with it's quality of life, makes this a community of opportunity.
Bedco has begun a new initiative entitled Save Our Structure. Read more and find out if it might help you or your Heritage District Building. This information will be found on the Bedco Projects Page. Just click on the link in the left navigation menu. News Flash: The HD-SOS program has been superseded by a New & Improved Downtown Bonham – SOS expanded program, revised guidelines, boundaries & application. The new program now includes a matching grant for repairs, signage and façade improvements – while funding lasts. Click here to learn more.
|Quick Facts About Bonham...
Bonham is the county seat and commercial center of Fannin County and is a "just right" size Texas community of about 10,300 (and a market draw of 35-40,000), located 65 miles north-east of the Dallas - Fort Worth metro area. Bonham is served by the recently updated U.S. Highway 82 and State Highways 56, 78 and 121. In addition, DFW and Love Field Airports are conveniently about an hour away.
Bonham can offer your business the following benefits:
- Opportunities for growth through the availability of competitively and economically priced industrial sites and commercial buildings that would be perfect for industrial, manufacturing or retail businesses.
- Educated work force prepared for employment in light or heavy industry.
- Less traffic congestion than the major metro areas, but still retaining an effective and economic transportation system.
- Municipal Airport - Jones Field (FOO) - with a 4,000 foot runway and 24 hour aviation gas
- Health Care- Red River Regional Hospital and Texoma Care
- And so much more.....
We have developed this website to assist you in finding what you need or want to know about the Bonham Texas area. If you do not find the information you desire, or if you have a suggestion on things that could be improved, contact Steve Filipowicz, Executive Director, Economic Development.
Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy
In accordance with Federal law and the US Department of Agriculture's policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202-720-6382 TDD).
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