College Station-Bryan Area

A Collegiate Stronghold Brimming With Economic Opportunity

A leader in agricultural and biomedical innovation, this metro area continues to attract global companies and top talent.

College Station-Bryan’s location within the Texas Gulf Coast region offers companies significant advantages, like access to the Port of Houston’s global distribution network and one of the fastest internet highways in the nation with 1 GB/second download speed. Connectivity to four of the largest metros in the U.S. will place your business in the center of the state’s 29 million residents. The Brazos Valley is also an international leader in engineering, agriculture and biomedical innovations thanks to world-class research at Texas A&M University, the largest public university in Texas and second largest in the nation. The Brazos Valley was ranked No. 2 in the 2019 Forbes ranking The Best Small Places for Business and Careers solidifying this community’s commitment to small business. Businesses from around the globe continue to invest in College Station-Bryan as well, with companies like Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and iBio expanding the region’s Biocorridor.

Rankings

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#1 Best Place in Texas to Live on a Fixed Income (College Station)

Yahoo! Finance 2020
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#2 Best Small Places for Business and Careers (College Station)

Forbes 2019
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#3 U.S. City for Career Opportunities (College Station)

SmartAsset 2019
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#6 Least-Tenured Homeowners in U.S. (College Station)

Census Bureau 2020
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#8 Best Small City for New College Grads (College Station)

onlinedegrees.com 2019
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#11 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. (College Station)

WalletHub 2019

College Station-Bryan 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 Business Operations

The College Station-Bryan metro area supports companies of all sizes across different industries, with an emphasis on manufacturing and tech.

Major business clusters in College Station-Bryan include manufacturing, information systems and technology. Major employers include Axis Pipe and Tube, FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnology Texas, iBio, Sanderson Farms and Wayfair.

Talent
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An Abundance of Skilled College Grads

Home to the largest university in Texas, Texas A&M University, this metro area is centered on education and cultivating skilled talent.

College Station-Bryan’s higher education institutions include Blinn College and Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M University Health Science Center is a highly rated educational and research institution for students in the life sciences field.

Infrastructure
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Access Throughout Texas and Beyond

With direct access to major highways, multi-class rail and commercial air travel, this area’s unique geography and connectivity offers a gateway to North America’s major consumer markets.

Texas State Highway 6 runs through the center of town, providing connectivity to major roads throughout East Texas and beyond. Three of the nation’s ten largest cities are no more than three hours away on the road. Major Class I railroad carrier services offer reliable transportation by rail, and air travel is available from Easterwood Airport.

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