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Community Overview

Taylor is the quintessential small Texas town. It has stunning sunsets, fields of cotton, the best barbecue in the world and plenty of horseback-riding cowboys—but it’s also so much more than that. Since 2009, more than 20 companies have expanded or relocated to Taylor because of the small-business-friendly attitude.

Originally built as a shipping point for cattle and grain, the city of Taylor, Texas has since blossomed into a quickly expanding hub of culture and business. Taylor has affordable housing, great restaurants, and generous incentives for businesses.

Amtrak provides daily stops in Taylor for passenger trains running as far north as Chicago and as far west as Los Angeles. The terminal is located at 118 E. 1st Street, near the Union Pacific Yard Office. Home to a Union Pacific Railroad marshalling yard, roughly 25 trains—all loaded with coal, grain, stacks, racks, aggregates, mixed freight, cars and so forth—chug through Taylor day and night.

The Austin Bergstrom International Airport is a commercial airport less than 30 miles away, with 37 non-stop destinations for passengers and freight traffic. Taylor Municipal Airport covers an area of 106 acres, at an elevation of 600 feet above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a 4,000 by 75-foot asphalt surface, and it is applying to extend the runway to 5,000 feet to accommodate larger corporate jets. There are 51 hangars. The Taylor Municipal Airport polls fuel prices daily to maintain competitively low prices.

Taylor is at the start of something big—which shouldn’t come as a surprise, right? That’s just how we operate here in Texas. We have the diverse culture, the natural beauty and the opportunity every city seeks. When you visit us, you’re not just visiting another small Texas town—you’re visiting a city that is something truly special.