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Economic Development

Economic Development works with community partners to solve local problems. The goal is to empower individuals to build successful communities and bright futures.

Since 2013, the Community of Faculty Retirees (CFR) has been connecting retired Texas A&M University faculty members through intellectual and cultural discourse. Involvement in CFR strengthens, sustains and renews relationships of retired faculty with each other, colleagues still active on campus, and the academy at large.

Texas Target Communities (TxTC) works with local leaders to create fair, resilient and sustainable communities through training on best practices, equipping with processes, tools and other resources and supplementing local capacity with faculty and students.

The Office for Youth Engagement provides support to colleges and units that currently operate youth programs, while supporting the development of new programming to meet emerging needs.

Philosophy for Children is a group of educators dedicated to producing a more engaged relationship between Texas universities and K-12 schools by introducing philosophy into the pre-college classroom.

College Station, Bryan and the wider Brazos Valley are home to Texas A&M. As members of this vibrant community, the university is doing its part to strengthen education, health, the economy and quality of life for all residents through teaching, research and outreach efforts.

Statewide Community Collaborations’ focus is on making our experts, research and educational experiences available outside of our classrooms and campus.

Texas A&M University works with regional partners to apply research discoveries and innovation to economic opportunities to strengthen communities.

The Texas A&M University Colonias Program helps increase self-sufficiency and enhances the quality of life for colonias residents all along the Texas-Mexico border.

Serving our community is central to our Aggie values. Our volunteer and community service programs help Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students give back to our local communities.

The function of the Brazos Valley Partnership Program is to facilitate collaboration, drive economic development, and promote community impact by connecting external entities with Texas A&M University's resources, facilities, and special interest programs.

Enriching our Campus & Community

Cultural activities are an important part of community building and development. Texas A&M University offers many programs that educate and entertain students and community members. The university continues to invest in arts and culture and the division is dedicated to enriching our campus and community.

Founded in 1972, OPAS at Texas A&M University presents Broadway, professional productions of theatre, music and dance programs that enlighten, entertain and inspire audiences of the Brazos Valley.

The Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) at Texas A&M University advances the arts on campus and in the Brazos Valley, providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience, study and make art.

The Texas A&M University Office of Sustainability works to respect, protect and preserve the financial, environmental and human resources that make Texas A&M and our community so great, not only for today, but also for future generations of Aggies.

Campus galleries include the J. Wayne Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries, located in the Memorial Student Center. The galleries are open to the public and admission is always free. Additionally, events are scheduled throughout the year and tours are available upon request. Public spaces are available to rent for university functions.