Abilene Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Food Processing, Manufacturing

  • Major Employers: AbiMar Foods, Broadwind Towers, Coca-Cola, Eagle Aviation Services, First Financial Bankshares, Tige Boats

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 173,655

  • Workforce Population: 68,900

  • Higher Education: Abilene Christian University, Texas State Technical College

  • Health-Related Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Abilene


  • Interstate Highways: I-20

  • Airports: Abilene Regional Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): Union Pacific Railroad

Counties and Quick Links

Taylor County: Abilene

Other Counties: Callahan County, Jones County

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