Copperas Cove - Performance comes naturally.

Copperas Cove is the ideal Central Texas business location, drawing skilled and high-tech labor from the 1,000 Fort Hood soldiers exiting the military each year, as well as Central Texas College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas graduates.

Copperas Cove is a special place to live, work, learn and play. As part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), it features big-city opportunities while retaining its small-town charm. Copperas Cove offers affordable real estate, a dynamic workforce, safe neighborhoods, quality schools, abundant recreational opportunities and an overall outstanding quality of life.

Despite steady growth over the past 20 years, Copperas Cove remains rural and friendly with a Census 2010 population of 32,032. While our cost of living is less than 82% of the national average, citizens still have easy access to modern health care facilities and world class education.

Latest News & Press

FM 2657 hits growth spurt

Motorists traveling along FM 2657 will soon begin to feel the effects of the Highway 190 bypass ...

South bypass inches toward completion

A little more than three years after work began on the southeast bypass, the project is now 88.77 percent complete ...

Business resource center opens

For those who dream of opening their own businesses, it’s easier now to move forward and make those dreams come true.

Cove EDC members discuss national conference

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation shared results from and impressions of its trip to the International Council of Shopping Centers ...

Economic Development Corporation Board Vacancy

The City of Copperas Cove is accepting applications to fill one position on the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Texas continues 10-year unbeaten streak as best state for business

Texas has continued its 10-year unbeaten streak at the top of Chief Executive magazine's ranking of the best and worst states for business.

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Keep in touch with the economic pulse in Cove's business community with our e-newsletter. The mailer is full of the latest EDC news, accomplishments, forecasts, educational opportunities, and more valuable business tidbits.


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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program was created to meet the needs of Texas’ more than 433,000 small businesses that have fewer than 100 employees.

Training through this program will increase competitiveness, upgrade the skills of current employees and prepare newly hired workers for job requirements. Tuition and fees are funded up to $1,450 per newly hired full-time employees and up to $725 per full-time incumbent employees.

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As a service to our business community, we offer reimbursements to qualified current and future business owners who attend classes at the Central Texas Business Resource Center (BRC). The BRC is located inside Workforce Solutions of Central Texas at 300 Cheyenne in Killeen and provides business counseling, training and assistance. Each month, the BRC offers workshops and special events for the business community.


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Business Spotlight

The Outpost Texas

When I returned from Europe I started researching exporting goods into the USA. I loved many of the unique gifts especially Polish Pottery that you found while shopping abroad and thought they would ...

Candy Outfitters

The name of our Business is Candy Outfitters ‘A Fun Candy Store’, owned by The White Family AKA ‘Jennifer- Candy Lady, Mike- Sugar Daddy, Brooke- Candy Girl and Brandon- Jawbreaker’....

Brand Financial Services - Allstate

I started working in the financial services industry while I was on transitional leave for my retirement after serving 20 years in the U.S . Army. After a few years of learning the business ...

Curves

Our mission statement is so simple it can be summed up in two words: Strengthening Women. I always knew I wanted to own my own business, and honestly Curves was not my first choice...

GymKix

After completing my enlistment in the U.S. Army, I decided to graduate from “mother and soldier” to business owner. Being a first-time entrepreneur, I sought out the knowledge and support ...

Micheles Floral And Gifts

I gave birth to Michele's Floral & Gifts in November of 1989 after teaching school for 3 years. I have spent the last 25 years serving Copperas Cove and the surrounding communities...

Out of the Cage Pet Shop

When Noreen Gregersen, previous owner of Fins and Flowers, spoke about retiring, her customers would say she couldn’t because there would be no place for them to go to for their pet needs...

Bill French Jewelers

Bill French moved to Copperas Cove in 1974 when his father was assigned to Fort Hood and graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1984...

Frames N Things

Did you hear the one . . . about the Copperas Cove couple who wanted to buy something a little out of the ordinary and drove more than 200 miles to get it?

Latest from the Directors Desk

The Copperas Cove business sector is made up mainly of small businesses.  Many of these small businesses are locally owned, the traditional “mom and pop” operation that many of us grew up with.  Oh, we have our Wal-Mart and HEB and a few others but many of our personal service...

Well, the Copperas Cove EDC officially opened the Entrepreneur Center today, July 15, 2014.  Chairman Dan Yancey and the rest of the Board of Directors and staff send out a big thank you to everyone that attended the ribbon cutting.  We are especially grateful to the Chamber o...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am often asked, usually at a dinner or lunch function, how I got into this economic development profession.  After all, most people do not realize it is a profession.  The short answer is that I was in the right place at the right time and the rest is h...

Because of the community’s obvious and warranted major interest in the ongoing development of Copperas Cove, I’d like to use this month’s column to outline some of the strategies the staff and board of directors regularly use in our work to attract new retail, commercial and i...

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