Tyler, Texas is known as the "Rose Capital of America" due to its large role in the rose growing industry. The Tyler region produces approximately 20% of the commercial rose bushes produced in the country and over half of the rose bushes are packaged and shipped from the region.
Tyler is the headquarters of the prominent Brookshire Grocery Company. The notable Adams Engineering also has its headquarters in Tyler. Notable manufacturing firms include Tyler Pipe, Trane, Carrier, Ferguson Beauregard, Vesuvius USA and Cavender's Boot City. Tyler also has small high-tech firms including Group M7, Synthesizers.com, CBI, Arrick Robotics and Power-Up.
The major fields of employment in Tyler are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, professional, scientific and technical services; and machinery. Management, professional and related occupations (28% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (24% of the jobs).
The major job providers in the city are:
- East Texas Medical Center
- Trinity Mother Frances Health System
- Tyler Independent School District
- Brookshire Grocery Company
- Trane Company
- Carrier Corporation
- Tyler Junior College
- The University of Texas at Tyler
- Tyler Pipe Company
- Mcwane Inc
- Cequel Communications, LLC
- Universal Cable Holdings Inc
- Helping Hands Homecare, Inc
- Blacksheep, Inc
- Mehling & Associates, Inc
- United States Postal Services
- Mid-South Health Enterprises, Inc
Details about Tyler, Texas: Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 28%. Average salary in 2009: $31,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.0.
Tyler businesses can receive assistance from the following associations:
- Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
- Tyler Economic Development Council
- Texas Economic Development Council
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
People looking for local business and economic news can read the TylerMorning Telegraph.