Often the things that are important when choosing where to live and raise a family are similar to what promotes a business to prosper and grow.
Grimes County's crime rate, taxes and utility costs are low. Our proximity to major metropolitan areas make our county an ideal place in which to live and do business.
First time visitors are often impressed with the beauty of the rolling hills, trees and rivers of southeast Texas.
Education is the cornerstone of any progressive community. Grimes County schools take pride in fostering the highest quality students.
Our schools have a tradition of working closely with local businesses and community groups to develop up-to-date programs to meet student and community needs.
With Texas A & M University and Blinn College close by, students have opportunities to attend the highest quality educational facilities in the area.
Our children are the future.
Grimes County is rapidly growing into a center for health-care-related industries.
St. Joseph Health Center of Bryan/College Station, Texas also includes the regional outreach designed to meet an extensive range of area healthcare needs including home care, hospice, regional clinics, surgical procedures and a state-of-the-art facility providing a range of health education and a land and water fitness programs. St. Joseph Regional Health Center also provides ambulance services for Grimes County.
Serving Navasota, is a 25-bed critical access hospital with eight physicians, three internal medicine physicians, four family practice physicians, and one psychiatrists who provide excellent healthcare to the citizens of Grimes County. The hospital is incorporated under St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas.
Grimes County is prepared to meet the needs of a growing community. Senior apartments, retirement centers, and nursing homes are a growing industry.
A quiet revolution is taking place outside of big city America. With today's technology and transportation systems, businesses and industries have more options when selecting the location of their business Several manufacturers have relocated to Grimes County and are taking advantage of a high quality of life, low cost of living and educated skilled workforce.
Grimes County is home to a large number of talented crafts people who produce popular items such as furniture, metal art, soap, wood, sculptors, and median artists.
Agriculture was the first business started in Grimes County over 150 years ago which continues to thrive and prosper today. Beef cattle is one of the principal agricultural crops in our county. Livestock, hunting,vegetables and fiber crops account for annual cash receipts. Numerous crops are grown in the county, such as, corn, cane sorghum, grains, watermelons, Christmas trees, pecans, sweet potatoes, soybeans and table vegetables. Beekeeping has been of commercial significance in the county since the 1880's. A number of apiaries and dairy farms remain in production today.
Grimes County provides many opportunities for hunting and fishing. We have exotic ranches, which include ostrich, alpacas, buffalo and other species.
Many artists reside in Grimes County including the nationally acclaimed Russell Cushman. Several famous musical artists such as the late Blues artist Mance Lipscomb and Joe Arrington (Tex).
Tourism and Festivals
The Gibbons Creek Reservoir and Park, located at Carlos, has camping, fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, birding/wildlife, or just relaxing in the sun. The Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) has put together an archaeological and historical exhibit of materials found at the Gibbons Creek Lignite Mine. Over 200 archaeological sites are recorded within the boundaries of the Gibbons Creek Lignite Mine. For more information contact : TMPA at (936) 873-2424 or www.gibbonscreek.com.
The charm and heritage of Grimes County has turned this area into one of the premier small-town destinations in Texas. Visitors enjoy our restaurants, many shops and stores, festivals and special events throughout the year. We have the Blues Fest, the Texas Renaissance Festival, the beautiful Texas Bluebonnets. A state park, day spas, a municipal golf course, antique galleries, museums, and historic sites offer a wide variety of activities for all age groups.
Lodging options include hotel/motel, bed & breakfast, and RV parks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce
(936) 825-6600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.