The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and services for its more than 300+ members who are some of the most capable business and professional people in our community representing the diverse economy of the Cove area.


Copperas Cove is part of the Killeen-Temple MSA, one of the fastest growing markets in the state of Texas.  Located just off the high-tech corridor between Dallas and Austin, it is rapidly becoming the preferred location for back office, light industry, and retail operations. The one-hour proximity to Austin lends itself as an ideal location for expanding high-tech companies and their respective suppliers.

Copperas Cove’s most valuable asset is the availability of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce with a strong work ethic. Approximately 8,000-9,000 highly disciplined personnel exit from Fort Hood each year and enter the workforce. Additionally, there is an abundance of underemployed military dependents and spouses, ready and willing to work.  With wage rates far below national and state norms, the labor force possesses skills and education levels that are easily transferred to other pursuits.  Popular skills include communications, electronics, supply, warehousing, logistics, transportation, medical specialties and aviation/avionics. Foreign language skills differentiate this workforce and give the MSA an advantage. It is a labor force that is dependable and reliable.

Major employers in the area include:

  • State of Texas, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Metroplex Hospital
  • Wal-Mart
  • Scott & White Hospital & Clinics
  • Central Texas College
  • GC Services

Links and resources to help in your job search

  • Texas Veteran’s Commission Employment Service Center, 207 Cove Terrace Shopping Center, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522, (254) 577-5944
    The Nation’s leader in senior employment services has job training opportunities for persons 55+. Are you 55 or older, living on a limited income? Are you having difficulty finding a job? Experience Works may have a training or job placement opportunity for you. If you qualify, Experience Works can offer you temporary part-time work and assist you finding permanent employment. Experience Works can help you receive the training you need to upgrade your job skills.  Services to older workers are FREE.
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