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

EDC to focus on attracting, retaining and creating businesses

Growing and retaining existing businesses and recruiting new businesses for The Narrows Business and Technology Park will be the primary focus for the Copper...

New bypass already making life easier for Cove residents

The new bypass around Copperas Cove, officially designated as U.S. Highway 190, has already begun to ease traffic congestion along Business 190 during peak r...

Cove industrial park ready for tenants

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the city, held a street dedication and ribbon-cutting Thursday afternoon to open

U.S. 190 bypass officially opens

Mayor John Hull and City Manager Andrea Gardner cut a ribbon to officially open the U.S. Highway 190 bypass and Farm-to-Market 2657 road projects during

Ready for Retail

Christa Johnson knew it would be a bit of a drive to get to the nearest grocery store when she and her husband first bought their home in the ...

U.S. Highway 190 bypass around Cove to open Jan. 13

After years of construction and millions of dollars, the U.S. Highway 190 bypass and Farm-to-Market 2657 projects will be complete early next month.

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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

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

This afternoon as I returned to my office from attending my weekly Copperas Cove Rotary meeting I thought about the various conversations that had taken place around me while we ate our lunch and enjoyed our time together.   I then realized how much of the conversation revolve...

Well, now that we are well into 2015 I think today is a good day to report to you, the reader of Leader Press, a review of our work during the past year.  If space allows I will cover some of what we are planning for this year and beyond.  If not, we’ll do that next month. Fi...

Happy New Year!  Actually by the time you read this in the Leader-Press the year will be almost a month old.  Another way of saying the same thing is that almost 1/12 of the year will already have expired.  Time to get moving on all of those projects we need to get done. A wh...

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