TEMPLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS - April 2017
PDI Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Company Headquarters
PDI held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at the site of its new office headquarters at the Lakes of Central Pointe.
Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport-Flying High Again
No vacancy: Temple airport's hangars have a new tenant
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Welcome To AR Workshop Temple!
The hottest DIY business in Charlotte, North Carolina, (AR Workshop) will be expanding to downtown Temple. AR Workshop is a boutique DIY workshop that offers hands-on classes to create charming, unique home decor, wood signs, canvas pillows and more. 
Temple, Killeen J.C. Penney stores survive mass closure 
The Temple J.C. Penney will be adding a Sephora luxury cosmetics section, even though the chain is contracting nationally this summer.
Belton ISD-2017 Bond Election
BISD grew by more than 3,000 students in the last decade and is projected to add about 3,600 students in the next ten years. As a result, elementary and middle schools will be at or near capacity by 2019 and high schools by 2021.  Roadmap to BISD 2025 is the plan to manage the  fast-growth school district.  Early voting begins on April 24, and Election Day is Saturday, May 6.
About Temple Economic Development Corporation
Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The City of Temple is located in the heart of  Central Texas on Interstate 35, 45 minutes north of Austin/Round Rock and 30 minutes south of Waco.  Its location along I-35 connects the community to the international markets of Mexico via Laredo and  three of the largest metro areas in Texas: Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
 
In addition to I-35, other major highways in the community include: US Highway 190, SH 36, SH 53 and  SH 95. In addition,  Temple is just 30 minutes from two commercial service airports (Killeen Regional Airport and Waco  Regional Airport) and less than 90 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. With a  population estimated at 74,467, Temple is a "principal city" in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan  Statistical Area with an estimated population of 419,932 . Temple is within 180 miles of 80% of  Texas' population and the population within a 40 minute commuting range is 856,000.