Greater Waco Lands 4th German Business
Uzin Utz North America
Industry: Manufacturing
Market: International
Of Note: Uzin Utz North America, Inc. has selected Waco, Texas to build its second North American manufacturing facility. Uzin Utz North America is a subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG based in Ulm, Germany, and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product installation systems for all types of floor coverings worldwide. The $34 million (USD) investment will yield a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that will produce self-leveling compounds, thin-set and grout material for tile installation, and patching compounds under the UZIN brand. This marks the 4th German-based business to land in Greater Waco!
Check out the announcement video below!
Texas Wins 9th Consecutive Governor's Cup - Two Waco Projects Land Top 25
Texas wins the Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup Award for the ninth straight time for having the most qualified projects of any state. Waco had two 2020 projects in the Top 25: Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center ($200MM investment, 1,000 jobs, 700k sq. ft.) and Envases ($100MM investment, 121 jobs). On top of that, Waco’s projects account for 9% of the Top 25 job creation. Go Big in Texas!
Waco Listed as One of the South's Best Cities on the Rise!
Southern Living Magazine announced the South's Best Cities On the Rise 2021, and we are proud to say Waco made the list!

"Spend five minutes in Waco, and you'll see that the charismatic community ... is a gem."

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Waco's Economic Index Continues Strong Recovery
The Waco economy saw a strong beginning to 2021, according to the Greater Waco Economic Index, only down 0.2 points in January 2021 at 131.8, compared to 132.0 in December 2020. See below some of the driving inputs of growth for Greater Waco.
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US Air Force Awards L3Harris Technologies up to $668 Million IDIQ Contract to Maintain C-130 Aircraft Fleet.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded L3Harris Technologies a five-year, up to $668 million IDIQ contract to help maintain its C-130 aircraft fleet readiness. L3Harris will perform sustainment on C-130H and J-model aircraft at its 1.1 million-square-foot aircraft modification center in Waco, Texas... Read More.

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network Sets July Digital Debut
Magnolia plans to launch the Magnolia Network on Discovery Plus on July 15, 2021. Shows will include a revamp of Fixer Upper, the Magnolia Table, Home on the Road, DEVOL Kitchens, Home Grown, and more. Read More.
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