All the right elements, all in one place.

It goes without saying that Texas has the nation’s number-one business climate—although virtually every leading business publication has said exactly that, dozens of times over the past decade alone. And the Federal Reserve projects that Texas, with its continuing boom in population, will continue to outpace the rest of the nation in economic growth. A right-to-work labor force, plus zero corporate tax and zero personal income tax help make Texas the corporate and industrial favorite.

Texas climate with the Canyon boost: In Canyon, the great Texas business climate is enhanced by dynamic local population growth, especially among younger people, combined with outstanding K-12 education and quality skills training. In addition to these significant assets, Canyon’s foresight and attention to detail mean that every business, large or small, is supported for success.

Turning the corner with Main Street: Now a nationally accredited Main Street location, Canyon deployed the Main Street program’s evidence-based approach as well as the CEDC’s own strategic plan to catalyze downtown growth, and today Canyon’s Downtown Dining District is a regional standout energizing the local economy. Canyon isn’t waiting for good things to happen; powerful planning is setting the right stage and creating the right climate for success across sectors.

Best-of-breed incubation: Retail and small business can leverage critical guidance available through West Texas A&M University’s Small Business Development Center. WTAMU is also home to WTEnterprise Center, a resource for entrepreneurs offering key connections to experts, co-working spaces, and “Hatchworks,” helping to birth business ideas from their very earliest stages.