Lubbock Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Food Processing, Manufacturing, Information Systems & Technology

  • Major Employers: Convergys, Land O'Lakes Purina Mills Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, Suddenlink Communications, Tyco Fire Protection Products, X-Fab

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 319,499

  • Workforce Population: 148,100

  • Higher Education: South Plains College, Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University

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


  • Interstate Highways: I-27

  • Airports: Lubbock International Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): BNSF Railway

  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 260 Lubbock

Counties and Quick Links

Lubbock County: Lubbock

Other Counties: Crosby County, Lynn County

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