Partnerships based on trust and mutual edification help to build a strong foundation for any and all types of relationships. These are our partners and friends:
McGregor was established in 1882 at the intersection of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe and St. Louis Southwestern railroads. The depot, built by the Santa Fe Railway, dates to 1904.
MCLENNAN COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
No business should be forced to go it alone. The McLennan Small Business Development Center offers technical assistance, business mentoring, training and resources for all stages of small business. The guidance of their advisors within our small business community has made a tremendous difference on the ability of our small businesses to be successful for the long term.
WACO, MCLENNAN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Absolute devotion to the development of a prosperous community is what sets this group apart from most. Their dedication to regional partnerships and their overall business development insight makes their relationship in our community worthy of celebration.
GREATER WACO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The term “Regional Partner” doesn’t do justice in defining this group of people. Whether it be assistance in gathering the necessary data, guidance while working on a project, facilitating meetings and important conversations or simply bringing a project to the table, this team has proven to be the asset that McGregor and this region truly needs in order to continue down a path of success. Their expertise is highly valued and will always be celebrated in McGregor, TX.
GREATER HEWITT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
These Chamber allies have proven their dedication to the overall goal of regional relationships and growth. They have served as a sounding board on many occasions and continue to participate as a close regional companion of the McGregor Chamber of Commerce.
THE DWYER INVESTMENT GROUP
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” The Dwyer Investment Group has chosen to walk with us on a journey toward success in a retail development partnership that will surely bring greater value and opportunity to our community.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, MCC & TSTC
Three institutions of higher learning with one vision for Central Texas. Quality education is a necessity in a community that wants to grow. Whether through development of a skilled workforce or undergraduate and graduate degree programs, these three entities have proven their ability to educate, develop and grow a skilled workforce. As we continue to grow our community, Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College will continue to be providers of strong human resources.
CITY OF MCGREGOR PUBLIC WORKS
A worthy group of individuals dedicated to working under every condition so that our community can have public services no matter the season.
MCGREGOR CHAMBER BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A diverse group of individuals with one shared vision; to retain, promote and nurture the McGregor business community.
MCGREGOR CITY COUNCIL
At the forefront of every successful venture you’ll find capable leadership willing to cast a positive and powerful vision. Their love and passion for this McGregor continues to drive them to make the most fruitful decisions for our town.
MCGREGOR ISD SCHOOL BOARD
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” The McGregor ISD School Board has proven that they are committed to the tasks of teaching and involving our students so that they may achieve the highest edcational reward. They have also proven that the students of McGregor are worth every opportunity we can afford them.
MCGREGOR LIONS & ROTARY CLUBS
Volunteerism is alive and well as these groups assist in providing for the needs of the less fortunate all over the world.
Hosts major events in McGregor: Founder’s Day, Easter Egg Hunt, and fundraisers throughout the year. Community spirit, shared relationships, seasonal events… are all organized by volunteer superheroes. The McGregor Movement continues to build good will and make this a place where people love to live and play.
THE MCGREGOR BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Where would we be without the commercial, retail and industrial partners to provide jobs, services and products for our citizens. These businesses (big and small) prove on a daily basis that McGregor is a uniquely exceptional place to work.
THE MCGREGOR MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
Compassion and mercy are necessities in every community. The McGregor Ministerial Alliance offers compassion and mercy in the way of food, benevolent assistance and spiritual guidance. They do their best to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of this community.
MCGREGOR POLICE DEPARTMENT
James Burson, Chief of Police | Director | Appointed by City Manager
Chief James Burson started his law enforcement career with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in 1977. He was stationed in Colorado City, Mitchell County for 11 years and Waco, McLennan County for 15 years. During his service with DPS he promoted to Sergeant and then Lieutenant for the Motor Vehicle Theft Service and served as Auto Theft Commander of the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force for 7 years. After 27 years of service in Texas DPS he retired. He immediately transitioned into service with the Coryell County Sheriff’s Department as Lieutenant where he served another 4 years prior to joining the McGregor Police Department as Assistant Chief in February 2008. He has served as Chief of Police since March of 2017.
The McGregor Police Department provides 24-hour service to approximately 20 square miles within the city limits. There are 11 full-time commissioned officers and 5 full-time civilian personnel. Our 911 dispatch center is staffed around the clock and 1 full-time animal control officer also serves the community.
Address 1: 409 W 4th St
Zip Code: 76657-2311
County: McLennan County
Phone #: 254-840-2855
Fax #: 254-840-4819
THE MCGREGOR REGIONAL AIRPORT
McGregor provides air access to the area by means of the McGregor Executive Airport. This former World War II training facility was acquired by the city in 1947. It has been the recipient of extensive capital improvements projects by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division with grants totaling in excess of $10 million, which includes grants for the expansion of taxiway and hangar facilities, a grant to install a game resistant perimeter fence and a grant to construct apron area, t-hangar and rehabilitate runway.
MCGREGOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
With a commitment to the expansion of opportunity in our community, the McGregor EDC has continued to remind us that investment brings opportunity.
The McGregor EDC is a Texas Type B Economic Development Corporation that is funded by a ½ penny sales tax. This money may be used for any project eligible under Type A rules and several other project types, including quality of life improvements. Type B corporations may pay for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, targeted infrastructure and improvements for professional and amateur sports and athletic facilities, tourism and entertainment facilities, convention facilities and public parks; related store, restaurant, concession, parking and transportation facilities; related street, water and sewer facilities; and affordable housing.
Every community seeks out job creators; companies willing to invest and develop primary and secondary job opportunities. Because of the McGregor Economic Development Corporation, investments in these job creators is possible. As a type B Corporation, the MEDC may provide funds to businesses and industries for the following: public safety facilities; recycling facilities; streets, roads, drainage and related improvements; demolition of existing structures; general municipally owned improvements; and maintenance and operating costs associated with projects.
Ongoing MEDC Projects
- Project Facelift
(Downtown Façade Grant Program)
- Upgrades for all McGregor Parks
- Currently Undergoing Megasite Designation Process
- Investments in the Industrial Park
- New Industry Investments
- Business Retention & Expansion Investments
- The McGregor Downtown Exchange
(Farmers Market & Event Facility)
We frequently engage with nearby communities to better increase the value of our workforce, housing, and quality of life offerings. Regional partnerships allow us to offer a much bigger infrastructure to incoming companies. What is good for the region is good for all local communities. “A high tide raises all ships.” We view this strategy as one of our greatest strengths.
MEDC Board of Trustees
Francisco Leos (Board Chairman)
For more information or to speak to someone concerning economic development incentives, please call or email:
MEDC – Executive Director