October 19, 2017 - Dennis Goehring, Columnist for The Eagle -

Most of my career has been devoted to economic development for the cities of Bryan and College Station. I've learned that timing and positive decisions will have a lasting impact on community growth.

Now, we have a unique opportunity, getting the only midway passenger station on the Texas bullet train line between Houston and North Texas. This will be an economic game changer for the Brazos Valley.

This also puts Bryan-College Station in play as part of this hemisphere's biggest economic pursuit: Amazon's second headquarters. Since the opportunity was announced, every major city in North America has been developing its proposals to lure the 50,000 high-paying jobs, the multi-billion economic impact and prestige of having Amazon's second headquarters.