Copperas Cove - Performance comes naturally.

Copperas Cove is the ideal Central Texas business location, drawing skilled and high-tech labor from the 1,000 Fort Hood soldiers exiting the military each year, as well as Central Texas College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas graduates.

Copperas Cove is a special place to live, work, learn and play. As part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), it features big-city opportunities while retaining its small-town charm. Copperas Cove offers affordable real estate, a dynamic workforce, safe neighborhoods, quality schools, abundant recreational opportunities and an overall outstanding quality of life.

Despite steady growth over the past 20 years, Copperas Cove remains rural and friendly with a Census 2010 population of 32,032. While our cost of living is less than 82% of the national average, citizens still have easy access to modern health care facilities and world class education.

Latest News & Press

Cove EDC available to help existing businesses in city

The Economic Development Corporation doesn’t exist just to recruit new businesses to town. The EDC also can help current businesses expand.

Study: No major impact on area from troop reduction

The Killeen area won’t see a significant impact to the economy due to Fort Hood losing more than 3,300 troops by the end of 2017, according to a study releas...

Cove EDC board welcomes new members

The Economic Development Corporation board of directors swore in the two newest

Small-business owners learn better communication skills at EDC workshop

It’s a busy world today and people often don’t have the time to listen ...

Cove Chamber of Commerce and EDC welcome new business to Entrepreneur Center

The Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development ...

Cove and Killeen have lowest rent in Texas

Residents near Fort Hood are benefiting from the lowest rent in Texas, according to a rental listing site.

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Local Business Services

Keep in touch with the economic pulse in Cove's business community with our e-newsletter. The mailer is full of the latest EDC news, accomplishments, forecasts, educational opportunities, and more valuable business tidbits.

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Join us the 2nd Friday of each month as we present informative sessions geared towards helping local business.


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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program was created to meet the needs of Texas’ more than 433,000 small businesses that have fewer than 100 employees.

Training through this program will increase competitiveness, upgrade the skills of current employees and prepare newly hired workers for job requirements. Tuition and fees are funded up to $1,450 per newly hired full-time employees and up to $725 per full-time incumbent employees.

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As a service to our business community, we offer reimbursements to qualified current and future business owners who attend classes at the Central Texas Business Resource Center (BRC). The BRC is located inside Workforce Solutions of Central Texas at 300 Cheyenne in Killeen and provides business counseling, training and assistance. Each month, the BRC offers workshops and special events for the business community.


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Business Spotlight

Waffle Cone

Opening a business has its own challenges. Being a business owner had always been a dream of mine, but being a military spouse, it was virtually impossible ...

Heart of Texas Vapors

The American dream of many is to be your own boss. We had never really considered opening a place of our own, things just happened. We both had great jobs ...

BBs Nutrition

Ever since I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to start my own business. At that time, I don’t think I was exactly sure what kind of business it would be ...

The Outpost Texas

I was born in Killeen, TX on July 10, 1963, and my family moved to Copperas Cove in 1967. We stayed in Copperas Cove and I graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1981 ...

The Outpost Texas

When I returned from Europe I started researching exporting goods into the USA. I loved many of the unique gifts especially Polish Pottery that you found while shopping abroad and thought they would ...

Candy Outfitters

The name of our Business is Candy Outfitters ‘A Fun Candy Store’, owned by The White Family AKA ‘Jennifer- Candy Lady, Mike- Sugar Daddy, Brooke- Candy Girl and Brandon- Jawbreaker’....

Brand Financial Services - Allstate

I started working in the financial services industry while I was on transitional leave for my retirement after serving 20 years in the U.S . Army. After a few years of learning the business ...


Our mission statement is so simple it can be summed up in two words: Strengthening Women. I always knew I wanted to own my own business, and honestly Curves was not my first choice...


After completing my enlistment in the U.S. Army, I decided to graduate from “mother and soldier” to business owner. Being a first-time entrepreneur, I sought out the knowledge and support ...

Micheles Floral And Gifts

I gave birth to Michele's Floral & Gifts in November of 1989 after teaching school for 3 years. I have spent the last 25 years serving Copperas Cove and the surrounding communities...

Out of the Cage Pet Shop

When Noreen Gregersen, previous owner of Fins and Flowers, spoke about retiring, her customers would say she couldn’t because there would be no place for them to go to for their pet needs...

Bill French Jewelers

Bill French moved to Copperas Cove in 1974 when his father was assigned to Fort Hood and graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1984...

Frames N Things

Did you hear the one . . . about the Copperas Cove couple who wanted to buy something a little out of the ordinary and drove more than 200 miles to get it?

Latest from the Directors Desk

Well folks, this is my last column. I will be retiring (for the third and I think the last time) and leaving my post as executive director of your Copperas Cove Economic Development Director. At this point I’d like to thank the folks at the Leader-Press for allowing me space i...

The local newspapers have recently reported on two major issues that will affect this community greatly in the next few months or maybe for years to come. First, is the news that Fort Hood will be “downsized” by approximately 3,350 soldiers over the next two years.  Then almo...

Last November the Copperas Cove EDC staff took a Business Attraction/Marketing trip to Southern California.  Today we continue to work with three of the companies we visited in an effort to attract them to Copperas Cove.  This month we returned to the golden state and made a n...

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