There’s no better place to start a business than Temple, Texas, thanks to surges in investment, excellent amenities and plentiful small business and startup resources.
Innovation thrives in historic Central Texas, and entrepreneurs in the region benefit from a plethora of key resources to help get new ideas off the ground. This is particularly true for entrepreneurship and R&D focused on life sciences, as this sector is a primary focus for innovation in the Temple region thanks to the burgeoning concentration of medical companies and hospitals. One key resource in this sector is Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), which was created by legislation to support the economic development of Central Texas with a focus on health and bioscience. THBD is the only organization of its kind in Texas and is publicly funded by the citizens of Temple.
“Corporations have long-known that Temple is the place to do business, but now we want individuals to know that opportunities are rich here. From affordable cost of living and strong earning potential, to excellent schools, healthcare, and recreation, we really have it all. Especially as people continue to seek alternatives to large urban settings, we are hopeful they will consider Temple, Texas,” notes Adrian Cannady, Temple EDC President and CEO.
Resources for Startups
- Central Texas Business Resource Center
Working in tandem with the Temple Health and Bioscience District, the Central Texas Business Resource Center is all about supporting potential and existing small business owners on their path to success. The Business Resource Center is a strong collaboration between Central Texas College, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and provides everything from business counseling and training to hands-on learning programs. The Business Resource Center also holds workshops of all kinds for entrepreneurs, including its Warrior’s in Transition and Transition Assistance programs for military veterans transitioning from duty into the Temple workforce.
- Temple Chamber of Commerce
As members of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, small businesses benefit from access to professional opportunities while contributing to the region’s small business community and quality of life assets. Doing business in Temple allows growing businesses to flourish in Texas’ large startup community – and it doesn’t hurt that Forbes ranks the state as the #1 Best Growth Prospect in the nation.
- Flexible Workspaces
Flexible office space is the bread and butter of the startup community. Luckily, Temple is home to multiple places where entrepreneurs can grow their ideas without the long-term space commitment, all while immersing themselves in an ambitious community of up-and-coming innovators. Places like LiquidSpace and Collaborate are leaving traditional commercial real estate in the dust, working to provide startups with workspace that grows alongside businesses. Whether you’re looking for coworking, a private office, temporary space, or use of a conference or deposition room, Temple’s flexible workspace options give startups the freedom to grow at their own pace.