Established in 1988, the Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the designated economic development entity for the City of Temple, Texas. Temple EDC is a one-stop shop for all things business development and works closely with community partners and the City of Temple seeking growth opportunities.

Temple EDC actively recruits capital investment and job creation by attending industry-specific trade shows and participating in recruitment mission trips in an effort to build relationships with site selectors and key decision makers keeping Temple, Texas top of mind state and nationwide. Locally, Temple EDC fosters relationships with existing industry and manufacturing employers with a Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) program. BR&E events include: quarterly existing industry forums, business appreciation luncheon, one-on-one lunch visits, and team TEDC tour visits.

Temple EDC works to enhance the economic development activities and quality of life opportunities for the businesses and citizens in the City of Temple.

Temple EDC owns four shovel-ready industrial and business parks known as the Parks at Central Pointe. The grouping consists of Airport Park at Central Pointe, Bioscience Park at Central Pointe, Enterprise Park at Central Pointe, and Rail Park at Central Pointe. In preparation for continued growth, Temple EDC invested in new infrastructure for the Parks at Central Pointe. In 2008 and 2009 the Temple Reinvestment Zone and the City of Temple invested a total of $22 million in new infrastructure to serve the Airport, Bioscience, Enterprise, and Rail Parks at Central Pointe.

Grand Central Texas

Grand Central Texas is an economic development partnership that promotes business development and provides services to businesses interested in locating to the six-county region. By working closely with our local, regional, and state partners, the partnership can assist with locating a site or building, gathering detailed business cost and economic data and securing a competitive incentive package. The Grand Central Texas partners are recognized regionally and nationally as one of the country’s most professional and progressive economic development organizations.


Retain, attract, and support the people and businesses necessary to improve the quality of life in Temple.


The best place to do business
in Texas and the south.

Our Services

The Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) promotes economic development within the City of Temple. In doing so, TEDC agrees to work diligently to achieve goals established in providing these services:

Business Recruitment and Expansion

Relocation Services

Services for Existing Businesses

Workforce and Training

Infrastructure Creation and Improvements


Land and Building Purchases

Incentives to Businesses

TEDC’s goals are accomplished by implementing an aggressive business recruitment program,
developing strong relationships with the existing Temple business community, and fostering the TEDC brand.

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