Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Area

Where location, infrastructure and workforce converge

The Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area is quickly becoming an industrial powerhouse.

A burgeoning city in Central Texas strategically located along the I-35 corridor, Temple is easily accessible via road, rail, and air. Temple is a principal city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, with San Antonio and Austin to the south and Dallas/Fort Worth to the north. Direct access to I-35 positions Temple within 180 miles of 80 percent of Texas’ population. With a qualified workforce, plenty of available land, and a pro-business attitude, Temple is a great location for advanced manufacturing operations or distribution and logistics companies. In addition, the health care and R&D activities at Baylor Scott & White position Temple as a hub for health and life sciences.

Killeen is located on US Highway 190 and Interstate 14, in the heart of the Grand Central Texas Region. Killeen is also home to Fort Hood, the largest active duty base of the U.S. Armed Forces – and many skilled veterans choose to stay and work in Central Texas.

Rankings

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#1 Most Affordable City in the Nation to Buy Groceries (Temple)

ApartmentGuide.com 2019
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#5 Best Places to Live in Texas (Killeen)

U.S. News & World Report 2019
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#10 The Top U.S. Cities for Tech Jobs (Temple)

Fortune 2019

Killeen-Temple Economic Strengths

Learn more about the economic strengths and business advantages that this metro area offers.

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  • Business Climate
  • Talent
  • Infrastructure
Business Climate
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Diverse Industry Sectors Thrive In Temple-Killeen

From financial services to manufacturing and everything in between, this metro area has the business assets to support companies large and small.

Major business clusters in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area include aerospace and aviation, materials manufacturing and financial services. Major employers in Killeen-Temple include Advanced Electrical Systems, Blackhawk Management Corporation, EG&G Technical Services, McLane Southwest, Pactiv, Pepsi Cola South, Raytheon, Teleperformance and Wilsonart.

Talent
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A Highly Skilled Talent Pool

Feeding the talent pipeline in this area are three main higher education institutions with strong research and development opportunities.

Higher education institutions include Central Texas College District, Temple College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Infrastructure
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Business Assets In A Central Location

Temple-Killeen-Fort Hood’s central location and exceptional transportation by rail, car and plane create the perfect landscape for logistics and distribution operations.

The I-35 and the planned I-14 highways support transportation by car in this region, while the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport offers efficient domestic air travel. Major Class I railroad carrier services offer reliable transportation by rail.

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