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Workforce

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Talent is our most valuable asset

The Brazos Valley has been called a knowledge "commercialization zone” where university, industry and government partners join forces. Energized by the resources of one of the nation’s top research, agricultural and engineering universities, the Brazos Valley is a friendly business environment with an exceptional labor pool and top quality talent.

  • A mean wage that is 10-15% lower than the national average

  • The highest per capita concentration of material scientists and engineers of all 409 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA’s) in the United States.

  • More than 65% of the Brazos Valley’s population has college experience or higher

  • More than 85% of the Brazos Valley’s population has a high school degree or equivalent

  • A steady stream of top young minds with more than 80,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled within Texas A&M and Blinn College readily available for companies to employ through internships, co-ops, and full-time positions before or after graduation

College Station-Bryan MSA
Labor Force

Texas Workforce Comission LAUS (2020)

Hub-N-Spoke Laborshed

Our unique location at the center of the Texas Triangle offers a “hub-n-spoke” workforce advantage for employers to leverage low regional commuting times and easy outreach to three of the largest U.S. metros. Population within 90-miles surrounding the Brazos Valley exceeds 8.4 million, providing marketplace access to affordable experienced workers and a steady student pipeline.

Laborshed

2021 Population

2026 Projection

Growth Rate

Labor Force (2021)

60 Miles

1,241,131

1,366,129

10.1%

580,025

90 Miles

8,493,915

9,336,297

9.9%

4,289,059

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Focused on CTE

The Bryan Independent School District features a Career & Technical Education Complex. The 50,000 square facility houses innovative and engaging courses. Together with College Station ISD's CTE program, our region is strongly focused on training our young people for high-skilled, high-wage careers.

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