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BEDCO
Mailing Address:
327 North Main St.
Bonham, Texas 75418
Contact: Steve Filipowicz
Executive Director
Office: 903-640-0717
Cell: 903-227-0039
Email:bedco453@cableone.net

 

The Bonham Economic Development Corporation, BEDCO is 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 and commerce. 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.

The City of Bonham is in the midst of an exciting time of growth and of reclaiming our history. We were designated a Main Street community in 1995 by the State of Texas. The results can be seen in the numerous restored buildings downtown.

We are working to recover the original uniqueness and beauty of our downtown area. Heritage District has completed eight major phases. The ninth and last phase is a 35 acre city park, to help with the funding, the City has applied for a $98,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife matching grant. In the heart of our downtown area around the Fannin County Courthouse is a brand new streetscape resulting in additional parking spaces, landscaping, trees and antique streetlights. Also completed is the three and half blocks of Main Street, including a new seventy-five car off street parking lot that is only a short stroll from downtown shopping. The new Visitors Center will benefit visitors, newcomers and will enhance the tourist industry.

Over the next few years we will be working to recover the original uniqueness and beauty of our downtown area. Heritage District improvements have began and four major phases are complete. In the heart of our downtown community at the Fannin County Courthouse is a brand new streetscape resulting in additional parking spaces, landscaping, trees and antique streetlights. Also completed is the three and half blocks of Main Street, including a new seventy-five car off street parking lot that is only a short stroll from downtown shopping.

Click Here for a 2004 Bedco Progress Report on the Heritage District project. BEDCO Heritage Project PDF

Currently in process of the development of a fifty-five acre new public park that will benefit visitors, newcomers, and Bonham alike.  Click Here for a PDF view of the proposed park.

Bedco Members Meetings
Steve Filipowicz
 Executive Director
Emily Porter
President
Bedco Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:30 P.M., at the Bonham City Hall
Bob Self Wayne Moore
Vice President
Margaret Bradshaw Sid Andrews
Jack Lipscomb John Burnett
 
 

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