Another month of record growth in Greater Waco --
The Greater Waco Economic Index Report reported 74 months of economic growth through July, increasing to an all-time high of 129.6 for the month. Major drivers have included impressive growth of residential construction with number of permits for single-family housing up by 50 percent, ever increasing retail spending, and solid automotive spending.
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Market Stats
Greater Waco's telescopic look into the economy.

(84 available reports)
Regional Labor Force:
2017: 322,930
2018: 328,362
Greater Downtown Waco is booming! With more than 2.5 million visitors, annually, Waco has become a destination city. Through implementation of a strategic vision, Waco is attracting great companies, talented people and continued interest to our distinct community. Since 2009, more than $1.4 billion in new private development activity has been announced in enterprise zones throughout Waco.
Waco Cha
Downtown Farmers Market
Bubble tea & Chinese/Taiwanese street food
Tiff's Treats Cookie Delivery
Bear Grounds Shopping Center, 720 S. 5th St.
Made-from-scratch, freshly baked cookies & brownies available for delivery or
Pokey O's
113 S. University Parks Dr.
The ice cream sandwich sensation that was once a food truck now has established a storefront inside the Hilton Waco
The Hightop at the Hippodrome
724 Austin Ave.
Rooftop bar in the heart of Downtown Waco
The Hippodrome Theatre & Raleigh Diner
724 Austin Ave.
Access to a full menu and bar from the comfort of your seat in one of five new theaters. The Raleigh Diner has a new expanded menu as well as a full bar.
Train Waco Crossfit
713 Elm Ave.
Core strength and conditioning program consisting of functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity
Bolt 254
300 S. 2nd St., Ste. 100
men’s, women’s & children’s clothing; home goods, party, cards, jewelry, & accessories
Rush Cycle
300 S. 2nd St.
45-minute full body workout combining the effective cardio burn of indoor cycling with exercises that targets core & arms
Rare Performance Memorabilia
700 Franklin Ave., Ste. B
Gallery housing extensive private collection of music and movie treasures for purchase
Linen & Cake
710 Austin Ave.
Creative and unique home interiors
Pretty in Pink Flamingo Boutique
611 Washington Ave.
Women's boutique apparel
  • More than two million people visited local attractions in 2017.
  • Greater Waco has seen more than 74 months of economic growth since 2012.
  • Waco is home to Dr Pepper.
  • Home to the sweetest smelling industrial park in Texas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery (produces Skittles, Starburst and Snickers) and Coca-Cola North America (produces Minute Maid, Powerade and Vitamin Water.
  • "Sironia, Texas," written by Waco novelist Madison Cooper, is the second longest novel in American history.
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