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Welcome to Temple, Texas!

Temple is Central Texas’ burgeoning community strategically located along the I-35 corridor. With San Antonio and Austin to the south and Dallas/Fort Worth to the north, Temple is easily accessible via road, rail, and air. The city is located on Interstate 35, the main North-South interstate through Texas that extends from Mexico to Canada. Temple is a principal city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of 448,112. Direct access to I-35 positions Temple within 180 miles of 80% of Texas’ population. It has all the advantages of a strong supporting infrastructure without the problems associated with urban environments, higher costs, too-rapid growth, and difficult construction climate.

2019 Population

2019 Temple-Killeen Metro Population

Cost of Living Index


Why Choose Temple?

17.6 Million People

within a 180-Mile Radius

“…One of the best places to start a business in Texas.”

– NerdWallet.com (2015)

45,145 Jobs

Exceptionally Talented and Skilled Workforce

AEDO Certified

AEDO Certified

Accredited Economic Development Organization

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Certified Sites Available

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The criteria for Temple’s “Certified Site Program” was benchmarked against 21 State programs including the State of Texas and is more comprehensive than 18 of the nation’s programs. A certified site designation serves as a pre-qualification, indicating that a property’s title is clear, that it possesses sufficient utilities and other infrastructure for industrial use, and that it is properly zoned and has adequate transportation access for such uses, among other criteria.

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Temple's Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

With a qualified workforce, the availability of land, and pro-business attitude, Temple is a good location for advanced manufacturing operations, particularly those related to transportation equipment.

Distribution & Logistics

Temple is a prime location for distribution and logistics companies, with its access to IH-35, central location in Texas, and close proximity to major consumer markets.

Health & Life Sciences

Temple is a hub of health and life sciences for Central Texas. The health care and R&D activities at Scott & White mean that Temple is home to an uncommonly high concentration of PhDs and MDs, as well as world-class spin-off research.


Adjacent to Fort Hood, the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Airport offers an ideal location between large metropolitan areas of Texas. Temple is within 175 miles of four airports that serve as commercial airlines hubs.

Security & Intelligence

Proximity to Fort Hood makes Temple a prime location for security and intelligence companies. Fort Hood is home to a number of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), counter improvised explosive device (CIED), and biometric (BM) industries.