20 Jan 2012

TEMPLE, Texas—The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) announced that a $6 million entertainment venue, Sparetime Family Entertainment, will open in Temple by the end of the year. Sparetime’s operating partner, Mike Emmons, anticipates that the unique family entertainment venue will be a “destination” that attracts people from all over the region, which has more […]

16 Dec 2011

TEMPLE, Texas –The Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA area is among the five best-performing metro areas in the nation for the second year in a row, according to the Milken Institute.The Milken Institute ranks the Temple area fifth on its list of best-performing large cities, down from first place last year. The 2011 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities […]

22 Nov 2011

TEMPLE, Texas—The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) today announced that BAE Systems, Inc., a global defense and security corporation, will locate in Temple, Texas. The company, which employs approximately 70 people at the new location, signed a lease that began Nov. 1 for a 70,000 sq. ft. industrial building that previously housed Temple Steel […]

14 Oct 2011

BAE Systems Inc. this month signed a 70,000-square-foot lease for a vacant industrial building at Temple’s Rail Park, where it plans to retrofit tanks. Known locally as the former Temple Steel building, the structure will house a facility that will retrofit Bradley Fighting Vehicles from military installations such as Fort Bliss and Fort Hood. Initially, […]

11 Sep 2011

The region that includes Temple and Belton ranked eighth in population growth among 26 metropolitan statistical areas between 2000 and 2010’s census, according to new data from Texas A&M University. The Real Estate Center there issued its 2011 Texas Metro Market Overview last week. The web-based data source includes economic indicator information on all metro […]

11 Sep 2011

Media Contacts Elizabeth Leasure, TEDC 254.773.8332 elizabeth.leasure@choosetemple.com HEB Grocery Co. plans to build a $20 million, 300,000-square-foot frozen food distribution center in Temple to supply 50 HEB stores from Austin to Dallas. The project, scheduled to break ground in October and be completed in June 2012, will adjoin HEB’s existing 450,000-square-foot distribution center there. The […]

08 Sep 2011

The Temple Economic Development Corporation announced today that Elizabeth Leasure has been hired to fill the Manager of Research and Project Management role within the organization. Leasure comes to the Temple Economic Development Corporation with years of experience and will focus on managing research and programming that will benefit Temple’s existing industries. “We are excited […]

01 Sep 2011

300,000 square foot facility will employ 40 people when completed H-E-B Grocery Company, the Temple Economic Development Corporation and the City of Temple have announced H-E-B is ready to break ground on a $20 million, 300,000 square foot cold storage building. The new facility will be built adjacent to H-E-B’sTemple Retail Support Center, a 450,000 […]

26 Aug 2011

Jack Hart has a broad view of what a bioscience accelerator will do for Temple. The goal is to assemble an accelerator that spins out companies, creating jobs and products that benefit the local and global communities, Hart said. Hart began the process of growing an accelerator Wednesday when he signed an agreement with the […]

03 Aug 2011

Kohl’s will add 130 jobs in Temple when the national retailer opens a new department store next month. Wisconsin-based Kohl’s will open in Market Place Shopping Center on Sept. 25. A grand opening will be Sept. 28. Before opening its doors, Kohl’s will hire register operators, sales associates, customer service employees, early morning freight unloaders […]