Temple is a rapidly growing Central Texas town with a railroad transportation heritage starting with the 19th-century Chisholm Trail and continuing today with distribution facilities strategically located to maximize trade with Mexico and other cities in the state. Headquartered in Temple is McLane Company, Inc., the nation’s largest convenience store supplier, Wilsonart, a maker of plastic laminates, and Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic as well as a VA Hospital. These large companies offer vast employment opportunities to the community.
Temple’s historic downtown is undergoing an exciting renovation with a focus on landmarks of historic importance. Several noteworthy neighborhoods, including the historic district, are also set to be revitalized in the coming years. Temple is well-known as a family-first city with a low cost of living and a forward-thinking school district that offers a variety of diverse educational programs.