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Central Texas Region

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General Population

1.2 million – About 4.3 percent of the state’s total population. This is an increase of about 10.7 percent (about 120,000 people) since the 2010 census.

Key Features / Landmarks

Fort Hood Army Base

Texas A&M University

Blinn College

Home of Blue Bell Creameries

Key Industries

Top 10 Industries by Location Quotient

Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except copyrighted works)

Animal Production and Aquaculture

Support Activities for Mining

Pipeline Transportation

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Mining (except oil and gas)

Educational Services

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

Paper Manufacturing

Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities

Key Benefits


Baylor University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University – Central Texas
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Junior & Community Colleges

Blinn College District
Central Texas College
Hill College
McLennan Community College
Temple College
Texas State Technical College System
Texas State Technical College – Waco

Health Science Schools

Texas A&M Health Science Center



I-14 (Planned)

Easterwood Airport

Astin Aviation

Coulter Airfield

Waco Regional Airport

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

TSTC Waco Airport

Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport

Area Overview

The 20-county Central Texas region covers about 17,400 square miles in the heart of Texas, stretching from Hillsboro on the north to Interstate 45 on the east to East Yegua Creek on the south to the conjunction of the San Saba and Colorado rivers. The region includes three metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs): the College Station-Bryan MSA, Waco MSA, and the Killeen-Temple MSA. The region is unique in that it has three economic centers, the cities of Killeen (Bell County), Waco (McLennan County), and College Station (Brazos County). Major business clusters in the region include manufacturing, information systems, and technology. Major employers include Axis Pipe and Tube, FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnology Texas, Mars Chocolate North AMerica, iBio, Sanderson Farms, and Wayfair.

How We Help

We know Texas!

For more than 30 years our team members have helped companies expand or relocate to Texas. Either through regional groups or individual cities in Texas, our team members have spent their careers helping businesses move to and grow in Texas. Now we have come together on behalf of our partners to help you connect with a Texas community best suited to help you grow your business. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your project and then we’ll help you find the communities that could be a good fit for you and your business.

Texas Is Calling

Let our team get to know you and help guide you on your move or expansion into Texas. Register your project today with our team and let your trail drive to Texas begin.

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