U.S. - Tyler has grown by more than 15% in the past decade, but just fell short of the 100,000 residents benchmark.
Texas legislators spend today "digesting" the results of the new census report.
The Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council CEO, Tom Mullins is concerned.
"A lot of them [potential businesses] have a threshold that they don't look at communities under a certain population, and 100,000 is a common threshold," said Mullins.
Government funding is also tied to population.
Even with Tyler slightly missing the mark, Mullins is positive the city will continue to grow.
Mullins said, "We see a lot of indicators of growth in the medical sector, educational sector, retail and sales sector that tell us that we're doing very well."