Economic Development


Waco is positioned for your success:
  • Strategically located in the heart of Texas directly on I-35 with only a 1-1/2 hour drive to Dallas/Fort Worth, Bryan/College Station, and Austin.
  • One hour from the largest inland military base in the country, Fort Hood
  • Available skilled workforce
  • 400,000 within commuting distance
  • Lower Cost of Business
  • Affordable Sites & Buildings

Resources for Starting a Business in Texas:

There are many great websites on the Internet to assist businesses.
Here are a few that we have found to be helpful resources of information:


The Internal Revenue Service
Home of the IRS on the Web.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA serves the needs of small businesses of America.

Money Magazine
Money Magazine online edition is a great resource for financial information.


View our Strategic Plan

View our 2008-09 Service Delivery Plan



Contact us for additional information on Economic Development:


Laveda Brown, President / CEO

Phone: 254-235-3204
Email: laveda@centexchamber.com