Community & Culture

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As the hub of an eight-county region and the country seat of Brown County, Brownwood is a vibrant city filled with culture and recreation. The city is set in a beautiful natural backdrop that features plenty of outdoor activities ranging from hiking to boating and a 7,300-acre lake. In the city’s center, you’ll find a unique downtown brimming with history and a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining scene. And at the heart of it all, you’ll find friendly residents and a welcoming business community.

18,553
Brownwood, City
37,889
Brown County
37,288
Brownwood, Region

Higher Education & Workforce

Brownwood has one university and one college in the community, Howard Payne University, Ranger College, and Texas State Technical College - Brownwood. These schools produce a number of highly educated and skilled graduates each year that are ready to enter the workforce. Both HPU and TSTC-Brownwood work with local businesses, assisting in employee recruitment and workforce training. Additionally, there are two colleges and four universities within 50 miles of Brownwood. 

Brownwood companies draw employees from a diverse labor pool that includes Brownwood, Brown county, and the eight-county region. Brownwood employees enjoy short commutes with an average drive of 15 minutes, allowing for more personal and family time. 

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Brownwood Living

Brownwood provides a host of activities for residents throughout the year, including a variety of events and festivals for adults and children alike. The city has also concentrated its efforts on downtown revitalization, which has attracted new, unique businesses that have diversified the city, including a growing wine and craft beer industry that has put Brownwood on the map.