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Result 3.2 All Waco residents will have a livable income

Indicator 3.2.1 Median income for full-time, year-round civilian employees

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Story Behind the Curve

The median income for full-time workers in Waco, Texas is lower than the surrounding county, McLennan County, at $37,062.00 and Texas at $42,269.00 (ACS 2016).  There are several factors at play that influence our median income.

Positive Influences Negative Influences
Shift in focus to workforce preparation (Greater Waco Healthcare Academy & Manufacturing Academy) 
New businesses being attracted to Waco, Texas because of newly acclaimed "Fixer Upper" fame
New talent retention initiative- CampusTown Waco 
Multiple Colleges and Universities- Baylor University, Texas State Technical College, McLennan Community College, University Center (Texas Tech & Tarleton State University) 

Low unemployment rates -> Businesses that are hiring, hire/fire based on soft skills 
Stagnant labor force participation rates 
Presence of the county jail and an unwillingness of the community to hire those released
Available work is located on the opposite side of town from the need

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Educational Institutions:

    McLennan Community College

    Baylor University


Local employers/businesses:

    Waco ISD


    Lowe's of Waco



    Ratliff Ready Mix

    City of Waco

    Center for Occupational Research and Development

Non-profits/Service providers: 

    Heart of Texas Goodwill

    Caritas of Waco

    Salvation Army

    McLennan County Adult Probation and Parole

    Esther's Closet


    Mission Waco

    Christian Women's Job Corp 

    Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce


1) Create a system to coordinate outreach between service providers and businesses to help those employed stay employed.

2) Develop an unified training certificate geared towards teaching "soft skills."

3) Develop a better relationship between the County Jail and local businesses.

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