Tyler Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Agribusiness, Energy, Health Services, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics

  • Major Employers: Delek Refining, John Soules Food, Kent Water Sports, Trane, Tyler Pipe Company

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 235,940

  • Workforce Population: 106,700

  • Higher Education: The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Junior College

  • Health-Related Education: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler


  • Interstate Highways: I-20

  • Airports: Tyler-Pounds Field

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): Union Pacific Railroad

  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 269 Athens (in adjacent Henderson County)

Counties and Quick Links

Smith County: Tyler

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