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Talent and Workforce

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 10-12% lower than the national average
  • The highest per capita concentration of material scientist and engineers of all 409 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA’s) in the United States.
  • More than 60% 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
2018 Annual Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment
College Station-Bryan MSA 132,760 97% 3%
Source: Texas Workforce Commission LAUS

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 6.6 million, providing marketplace access to affordable experienced workers and a steady student pipeline.
  2018 Population 2023 Projection Growth Rate Labor Force (2018)
60 Miles 1,241,090 1,389,102 11.93% 564,646
90 Miles 8,181,694 9,056,615 10.69% 4,005,519
Source: Esri Community Profile Report