Central Texas Council of Governments region is in Central Texas and consists of seven (7) counties and thirty-two (32) cities with a total population of 465, 766.  Population projections for the year 2045 show that the region is likely to continue to grow over the next twenty to thirty years and may reach 746,827 people. The area is ripe for growth and development, with easy access to major highways, freight lines and international airports. Our Region is home to major employers such as Fort Hood Army Base, Baylor Scott & White  Medical Facilities, Walmart Distribution Center, McLane Company Inc. and Wilson Art International.

The Region has a young workforce with the median age of 31.4.  With multiple colleges in our Region, such as Central Texas College, Temple College, Texas A&M Central Texas and University of Mary Hardin Baylor, we have an educated workforce with 21.12% attaining their bachelor’s degree or higher.  The Region shows a median income of $49,237.