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Quality of Life

Conroe, with a population of over 82,275, is the fastest growing city in the United States, the county seat of Montgomery County, and the 24th fastest growing county in the United States.

In the City of Conroe, you will find business-oriented individuals that are dedicated to ensuring success for everyone. The mayor, the five city council members and the city administrator have committed their time and efforts into eliminating roadblocks for new business development and/or expansion. Community members passed a half-cent economic development sales tax for improved infrastructure and incentives for new and expanding businesses. The city developed Conroe Park North, a fully-platted, 1045-acre industrial park, governed by covenants and restrictions with all utilities, signage, and roads. In Conroe, existing businesses and financial institutions are looking for ways to help the economy grow.

During the past twenty years, the Conroe/Montgomery County economy has greatly diversified. No longer dependent on a handful of industries, Conroe has attracted a wealth of manufacturing, retail, health care, construction and tourism companies. To support this economic expansion, Conroe has developed a highly skilled, educated workforce. There are more than 987,000 potential employees within a 30-mile radius of Conroe and more than two million workers available in Houston’s Harris County directly to the south. Lone Star College – Conroe Center and Lone Star Corporate College provide workforce programs and customized training for employees. Finding skilled employees in Conroe will never be an issue for your business.

Conroe is a great place for your business to place roots and grow, as Conroe, Texas has been named the fastest growing city in the United States, offering plenty opportunity to find your well-skilled, qualified future employees. There are more than 100 churches and synagogues in the area covering a wide variety of denominations and faiths. Conroe boasts numerous cultural activities, festivals and special events, while beautiful Lake Conroe and the adjacent Sam Houston National Forest and Jones State Forest offer a wide range of exciting recreational opportunities.

Thousands of Conroe residents regularly volunteer their time and efforts to a number of local non-profit organizations. Program offerings range from providing shelter for those in need, services for families in crisis, foster home care, services for the disabled and aging, veteran services, and counseling. Organizations providing or funding such services include United Way, YMCA, Crisis Assistance Center, Montgomery County Women’s Center, Montgomery County Food Bank, and many others. Members of the many denominations of churches throughout the city participate in a variety of service projects, as do the local Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Jaycees clubs and other service organizations.

The City of Conroe considers safety to be of prime importance. Due to the importance of ensuring the safety of all Conroe citizens, a central dispatch office is located one mile from our industrial park and handles all fire, emergency, and police calls. The new 76,000 square feet, $26 million facility was completed in 2016 to house the police department, a state of the art dispatch office and a municipal court.

The Conroe Police Department is comprised of 131 sworn officers, 42 civilian employees, and numerous civilian volunteers.

The Conroe Fire Department is comprised of 125 certified Fire Fighters and 4 civilian employees. The department has raised its ISO rating to 2, providing significant insurance cost savings. Construction for Fire Station #7 will be complete in January 2018. The station will operate 7 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, and a chief’s vehicle.
A new training facility is under construction in our industrial park. The $2.1 million project includes a three-story class A burn building, a six-story training tower, and a variety of other training simulations. Your employees and their families will be safe in Conroe.

Entergy provides Conroe with electricity and Centerpoint Energy provides natural gas. To provide dependable service at the lowest cost possible, Entergy has diversified its fuel mix. Natural gas, fuel oil, coal and nuclear power are utilized as fuel sources. Entergy’s Texas commercial and industrial rates are very competitive when compared to other companies’ electric rates in the State. Centerpoint Energy also offers competitive rates throughout the area. Water is an ample resource in Conroe, coming from both deep underground wells and surface water from Lake Conroe. In addition, the economic development sales tax provided funds for major infrastructure improvements.
Consolidated Communications maintains a regional office in Conroe with a digital Central Office and fiberoptic rings throughout the Greater Conroe area including Conroe Park North. Several points of presence are located in the area and specialized data lines are available to handle today’s high-tech communications demands. Suddenlink has a high penetration rate within the city with all major networks, premium and other channels available as well as digital cable service and high speed internet. One FM radio station, and a few internet radio stations, broadcast from Conroe and the city is served by The Courier, the local daily newspaper.