Waco Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Manufacturing, Food & Beverage Production
  • Major Employers: Alco Fastening Systems, Allergan, Cargill Foods, H.E.B. Stores, L-3 Integrated Systems, Mars Chocolate North America, Pilgrims's Pride, Sanderson Farms

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 269,936

  • Workforce Population: 121,700

  • Higher Education: Baylor University; McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College


  • Interstate Highways: I-35

  • Airports: Waco Regional Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 246 Waco

Counties and Quick Links

McLennan County: McGregorWaco

Other Counties: Falls County, Grand Central Texas

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission