More than half the BCS population growth is due to migration

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A new study shows more than half the population growth in Bryan and College Station between 2017 and 2018 can be attributed to migration.

Texas A&M’s Private Enterprise Research Center and the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation says that growth is from a larger net inflow of people from international locations than from domestic immigration.

The BVEDC says most of that increase is attributed to Texas A&M bringing in talent from all over the world.

“I think that creates that wonderful growth dynamic for the Brazos Valley that just continues year after year, semester after semester. And it’s fun for us to see new innovation, entrepreneurships, start-ups, investment, and development,” said Matt Prochaska with the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation.

BVEDC says our community is growing the same rate, or faster than other communities with a large school in their area, too.