Because of the geographic location of GRAND CENTRAL TEXAS, it is within commuting range of just over 1,000,000 people. As vast as the labor shed is, the impact of Fort Hood, the largest United States Army training post, is often overlooked.
Fort Hood provides a ready-made job pool of men and women (approximately 500 every month) who are transitioning out of the military into the civilian workforce. Over 40% of those exiting have indicated a preference for remaining in the Central Texas area. The additional benefit to companies is more than just the prospect of a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. There are federal hiring credits available for employing veterans.