Northwest Texas Region

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General Population

550,500 – nearly 2 percent of the state’s total population. The region’s population has remained stable since the 2010 Census.

Key Industries

Top 10 Industries by Location Quotient

Rail Transportation

Support Activities for Mining

Oil and Gas Extraction

Pipeline Transportation

Animal Production and Aquaculture

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (Except Copyrighted Works)

Mining (Except Oil and Gas)

Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities

Key Benefits


Abilene Christian University
Hardin-Simmons University
Howard Payne University
McMurry University
Midwestern State University

Junior & Community Colleges

Cisco College
Ranger College
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Texas State Technical College – West Texas
Vernon College
Western Texas College


Abilene Regional Airport

Wichita Falls Regional Airport

Wichita Valley Airport

Kickapoo Downtown Airport

Moving A Company To Texas

Area Overview

The region includes two metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs): the Abilene MSA, and the Wichita Falls MSA. The region’s economic center is the city of Abilene in Taylor County and Wichita Falls in Wichita County.

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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