Waco

Waco is a lesser known city in the heartland of Texas. The City of Waco is located in the heart of the Texas manufacturing and technology corridor on Interstate Highway 35, just 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin.

The city was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County. The US Census 2016 population estimate for the Waco MSA is 265,207, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the state. Waco offers some major attractions, five historic homes, seven recreational venues, and nine arts organizations staging theatrical and musical productions, as well as art exhibitions.

The City is the birthplace of Dr Pepper, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Waco is also home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, a 100-plus acre stretch of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. The site provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoth bones discovered in Waco along the Bosque River and is part of the National Parks System.

Waco has the resources, water, land, infrastructure, labor force, essential services, strategic partnerships and incentives for innovative industrial development. For an elaborative report on economic development opportunities and forecasts on the Waco economy check this link: http://www.waco-texas.com/Economic-Development/pdf/Perryman-Report-2017.pdf

Waco is not only brimming with Texas history, economic opportunity, and a rich variety of cultural experiences, it is also a major seat of higher learning with three major colleges in its city limits including:

Baylor University

Texas State Technical College

McLennan Community College

The city boasts one of the of the biggest and best municipal parks in Texas, Cameron Park. The 416-acre park is located in the heart of Waco, next to downtown, situated on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. It hosts numerous races, triathlons, boat races and more.

Waco has big city advantages without the big city hassles. You won't find heavy traffic, long commutes, long lines, or a high cost of living. You can live in the country but have quick, easy access to downtown, I-35 and other major highways.

According to the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, the top employers in the city are:

 

#

Employer

Employees

1

Baylor University

2,675

2

Waco Independent School District

2,500

3

Providence Health Center

2,397

4

L3 Technologies

2,300

5

Baylor Scott & White Health (Hillcrest)

1,800

6

Walmart

1,656

7

City of Waco

1,506

8

H-E-B

1,500

9

Midway Independent School District

1,067

10

Sanderson Farms, Inc.

1,041

Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 12, 2017

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