New commercial development is continuing in Conroe with businesses from soap makers to prints shops opening new locations.
Earlier this month, personal finance website SmartAsset released a study ranking Conroe as the No. 1 boomtown in the state, according to the Conroe Economic Development Council. Conroe ties with Meridian, Idaho, for the No. 3 spot among the nation’s top boomtowns. The No. 1 city overall is Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.
SmartAsset evaluated data for 500 of the largest U.S. cities to come up with its list of the top boomtowns. It looked at growth factors for each city such as five-year population change, average yearly growth in economic output, five-year change in number of businesses, five-year growth in housing, and August 2021 unemployment rate.
Among the 500 cities, Conroe ranks fifth for the five-year population change, 26.03 percent, and fourth for the five-year growth rate in housing, 39.69 percent. On SmartAsset’s 100-point boomtown scale, Conroe earns a score of 97.59.
As of July 2020, Conroe was home to over 96,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Population growth in Conroe is not slowing. The increase continues to be steady,” said Conroe Economic Development Council Executive Director Danielle Scheiner said earlier this year. “Conroe’s median age and educational attainment are ideal for businesses looking to locate here.”
One new business coming to Conroe is Buff City Soaps at 247 S. Loop 336 Ste. 300 for those that want to find more organic products. According to the company’s website, soap makers handmake the plant-based products that are free of harsh ingredients. There is not only a variety of products for adults, but the Dallas-based company also handmakes soaps and bath bombs for children. Scents range from fruity to floral to sour candies.
For more information on Buff City Soaps, visit www.buffcitysoap.com. An opening date for the store was not available.
Lori's Gifts - 504 Medical Center Blvd
TVM Design & Drafting Services - 13614 Poplar Cir Ste. 204
White Oak Office Complex - 1904 Longmire Dr. Bldg. K
Waterpoint Shopping Center - 2143 sqft) - 15320 Highway 105 W. Ste. 122
City Place Storage - 1420 League Line Rd Bldg. A, B & C
Atelier - 1169 Grand Central Pkwy Ste. 100
O'Reilly Auto Parts - 14545 Highway 105 W. Unit D
Macota Properties - 660 Conroe Park North Dr.
Edu Beauty Salon - 1717 N. Frazier St. Ste E.
SBA Communications DISH - 10025 Silver Springs Rd.
Verizon Antenna Modification - 608 N. Loop 336 W.
Covenant Christian School - 4503 Interstate 45 N.
Waterpoint - 15260 Highway 105 W.
Gladstell Business Park - 806 Gladstell St. Bldg 5 & 6
Rockstar Construction - 3714 Hilltop Dr.
MotorFlex - 2330 N. FM 3083 Rd. E.
Montgomery Oaks - 1880 Canyon Live Oak St.
Remington Custom Construction - 3511 N. Loop 336 E.
1097 Watersports - 14970 Highway 105 W.
Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital - Expansion - 17201 I-45 S.
BV Pharmacy, LLC - 2109 Maurel Dr. Suite B & C
I-45 Signs - 1209 N. Frazier St.
105 Bong Shop - 14543 W. Highway 105 Ste. 301
Home Care Select - 3500 W. Davis St. Ste. 150B