Austin-Round Rock | Killeen-Temple | Waco
Stretching from San Marcos to Waco along the I-35 NAFTA corridor that runs from Mexico to Canada, Central Texas is home to some of the fastest growing communities in Texas, including the state capital of Austin. Long known for its dynamic business ecosystem, the region has fueled steady growth for some of the world's most successful companies, including Dell, Facebook, 3M, General Motors, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung and many more. Seven world-class colleges and universities in Central Texas ensure a strong talent pipeline.
Vibrant smaller towns and suburbs like Round Rock, Bastrop and Lockhart – the "Barbecue Capital of Texas" – offer quality healthcare, outstanding schools, affordable housing and a low cost of living. Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the free world, is in Killeen, where defense contractors also abound.