Major Employers

Lubbock is home to a diverse array of job opportunities. The major employers in Lubbock represent a broad spectrum of industries, which has aided in the development of a diversified economy. In addition to a strong medical sector, Lubbock is also home to a number of great academic employers such as Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Independent School District.

Major Private Employers

Number of Employees
Source: April 2018 Dun & Bradstreet
Covenant HealthHospitals5000
UMC Health SystemHospitals4000
United SupermarketsSupermarket Headquarters4199
UMC Physician Network Services
Physician's Offices500
Suddenlink CommunicationsWired Telecommunications Carrier500
X-FAB Texas
Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing
Johnson Controls
Fire Supression System Manufacturing
NTS CommunicationsWired Telecommunications Carrier230
Lubbock Heart HospitalHospitals350
Sodexo, Inc. School Cafeteria Contractor300
McLane High Plains
General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesaler
Tyler TechnologiesSoftware Technology250

Major Public Employers

Number of Employees
Source: April 2018 Dun & Bradstreet
Texas Tech University6635
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Lubbock Independent School District
City of Lubbock2700
Lubbock County353


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Lubbock is the 11th largest city in Texas, the 2nd largest west of Interstate 35 and is projected to grow 7 percent through 2022. At 318,679 people (Metropolitan Statistical Area), Lubbock is the 11th largest city in Texas, the 2nd largest west of Interstate 35 and is projected to grow 7 percent through 2022. With a median age of 31, the city’s residents are youthful but hardworking. Featuring a regional population base of more than 645,647 people, Lubbock’s size affords businesses access to dedicated community leaders and personalized service, while providing you with a pipeline of personnel to fill workforce needs.

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Culture & Attractions

Lubbock’s vibrant art scene includes festivals, shows, performances and exhibitions throughout the year. From art galleries to music to dance, Lubbock’s art culture is thriving.

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The transportation infrastructure that converges in Lubbock establishes it as a “Hub City.” Lubbock is home to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, which provides major carrier service across the country and around the world. More than 60 commercial arrivals and departures take place each day serving 1.2 million travelers annually. Major interstates and highways, including Interstate 27, connect the city to two major east-west Interstate systems: Interstate 20 and Interstate 40. Lubbock is located on the main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway that connects the city to major metropolitan areas of the Central and Western United States.

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Real Estate

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