The Tyler Economic Development Council (TEDC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the creation and retention of primary jobs for Tyler and the diversification of the economic base to expand employment opportunities in the region.
Benefitting from a strong labor force and excellent local infrastructure, TEDC has assisted in the creation or retention of over 20,000 jobs since its inception in 1989 and generated close to $800 million in new investment in the Tyler area during that time. Tyler has one of the lowest city property tax rates in the state, a municipal government with no tax supported debt, is close to Interstate 20, and is served by a regional airport with multiple daily connections to two major international hubs - Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and Houston Intercontinental. All of these factors make Tyler an easy place to do business.
Whether you need information or are looking for expansion or relocation opportunities, TEDC is available to help you find the tools you need to succeed in the marketplace.
Tyler is located midway between Dallas and Shreveport and is a regional hub for the East Texas area.
Tyler is home to one of the fastest growing campuses in the University of Texas system. UT Tyler currently has 8,036 students, Tyler Junior College has over 11,000 students and Texas College has 1,000 students. The three colleges and universities give Tyler approximately 20,000 full time students.
The Tyler area is home to three primary hospitals and a variety of specialty clinics. Over a quarter of the Tyler workforce is employed in the healthcare industry, with Tyler Junior College currently constructing a new Nursing and Health Sciences building and UT Tyler enrolling students in a new pharmacy school starting in 2015.
Tyler boasts a strengthening technology sector, with the 2012 Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities Report noting the 77% growth in the telecommunications industry over the last five years. The annual Tyler Tech Expo serves as a valuable resource for area professionals and technology companies.