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Talent and Workforce

Talent is our most valuable asset.

The Research 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 Research 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.
  • Over 55% of the Research Valley’s population has college experience or higher
  • Over 81% of the Research Valley’s population has a high school degree or equivalent
  • A steady stream of top young minds with approximately 78,000 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”

2016

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Colleg Station- Bryan MSA

126,084

96.7%

3.1%

Source: Sites on Texas Jan. 2017      


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 Research Valley exceeds 6.6 million, providing marketplace access to affordable experienced workers and a steady student pipeline.
 

2016 Population

2021 Projection

Growth Rate

Labor Force

60-miles

1,525,881

1,682106

10.2%

748,848

90-miles

6,690,113

7,492,428

12.0%

3,412,840

Source: Sites on Texas Jan 2017