TEMPLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS - March 2018
Temple's central location and transportation infrastructure made it an ideal candidate for such an expansion.
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$2 Million investment in production equipment and creating 10 new jobs
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Rocket Fizz candy shop sells hundreds of types of bottled soda pops and retro candies.
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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.