Waco’s well developed infrastructure is the foundation
that supports a successful and effective business environment
- Facts at a Glance, p. 4. Have links to web pages.
Land (Development Sites)
Parks with thousands of acres of development potential.
- Texas Central Park
encompasses 3,000 acres, with 1,200 of them available for
development. Located in the intersection at the intersection
of I-35, Texas Highway 6, and US Highway 84, the park is
served by the Union Pacific main railroad line and is home
to 75 companies with over 8,600 employees and over 10 million
square feet, including Coca Cola North America, Masterfoods
USA, Caterpillar, and Allergan, to name a few.
Click for map.
- Waco International
Aviation Park, near Texas State Technical College (TSTC)
and Interstate 35, is prime property for those in the aviation
industry. TSTC is home to an all-weather runway that is
8,600 feet x 150 feet. Because the airport is not utilized
by commercial airlines, the airspace is not congested. Over
300 acres of land are available for lease on TSTC airport.
Adjacent to the airport is property that is particularly
well suited to aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Other
acreage is appropriate for aviation supplier networks not
needing flight line access. Approximately 700 acres are
available for development. The park is currently home to
L-3 Integrated Communications, Sanderson Farms, and Dr Pepper
- Waco Regional Airport
Industrial Park is open to all types and sizes of business.
The location lends itself naturally to businesses involved
in the development or production of aviation-related products
and services, and also works well for businesses that are
compatible with the restrictions and regulations established
by the FAA for land uses near airports. There are prime
locations with ramp access connected directly to the airport
runways. Businesses not requiring direct access to ramps
can be located in either obligated or non-obligated areas
of the airport. Non-obligated property can also be considered
for sale through the newly created land sale incentive program
at Waco Regional. This industrial park is also home to a
Foreign Trade Zone to better meet the needs of all aviation,
aviation-related, and non-aviation businesses that may locate
- Waco also has a thriving downtown
area, and riverfront properties with excellent development
opportunities. Every business development needs several
elements to insure success: managerial expertise, production
and distribution skills, knowledge of their markets, access
to capital, land, buildings, water, and a skilled labor
force. You supply the first three and we will help you
find the rest.
quality commercial properties are available for all
kinds of businesses.
Water - Utilities
In 2003, Waco leaders had the foresight to raise the water
level of Lake Waco by 7 feet to ensure an abundant supply of
water for the region well into the 21st century. About Waco's
Water Supply. // Facts at a Glance, p. 5
Solid Waste - Recycling
of Waco Solid Waste Services Department provides a variety
of services, including residential and commercial trash pickup,
recycling programs in area schools.
Electricity Providers & Links
Waco has several electric service providers. To find out
more and compare services and prices go to
Power to Choose,
or call Texas Electric Choice Answer Center toll-free at 1-866-797-4839.
Atmos Energy (Natural Gas Provider) & Link
Atmos Energy is
the largest pure natural gas distributor in the United States,
that provides regulated utility services to more than 3.2 million
customers in 1,600 communities in 12 states. More information
is available at 1-888-286-6700.
Waco Fire Department
The Waco Fire
Department is dedicated to a safe living environment that
encourages economic prosperity, community well being and desirable
neighborhoods by protecting lives and property from all kinds
of emergencies and disasters through proactive fire prevention,
code management, community education, and emergency preparedness.
Waco Police Department
The City of
Waco Police Department strives to provide services to the
Waco Community with professionalism, integrity, accountability
and respect, to preserve life and property, to enforce the law
within the framework of the Constitution and to work in partnership
with the community to enhance the quality of life in Waco.
Emergency Management Services
City of Waco, McLennan County, and surrounding cities have
created the Waco-McLennan
County Emergency Management Team in order to respond to
major emergencies. In the case of a major disaster a central
command post may be established at the Emergency Operations
Center where decisions can be made in a unified manner. For
more information contact the Emergency Operations Coordinator
at (254) 750-5911.