Economic Development

Business development is crucial to the City of Mesquite.  Economic Development’s goal is “To help the private sector become profitable as quickly as possible.”  We will work with you to achieve this goal while also meeting the Goals and Objectives of the City Council to make Mesquite an ideal business location and a great place to live and raise a family.

Mesquite defines economic development as A.C.R.E.

     Attraction of new businesses of all types

     Creation of businesses through entrepreneurs and opportunities

     Retention of the existing business base

     Expansion of the local business base

Each of these are important in the healthy mix of our local business base.  Industrial activity is strong with Mesquite being home to one of eastern Dallas County’s largest industrial parks, the Skyline Industrial District.  Over 75 businesses have located within the District including the Union Pacific Railroad’s Intermodal and Rail Port Hub, United Parcel Service ground sorting center, Integra Color, Fritz Industries, Benjamin Moore Paint, H&K International, and the Pepsi Bottling Group. 

Logistics is a primary driver of Mesquite’s industrial success.  Transportation by truck is excellent with Interstate Highway’s 635, 30 and 20, and US Highway 80, all within the City.  Transportation by rail is unsurpassed with the UPRR Intermodal and Rail Port Hub and transportation by air is provided by the Mesquite Metro Airport, HQZ, eastern Dallas County’s only full service corporate airport.

Retail shopping, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities comprise a major portion of Mesquite’s business mix.  Town East Mall, AMC 30 Theater, and the Mesquite Arena, home of the world famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo, are located within The ROWS of Texas, www.therowsoftexas.com,  and attract guests from a trade area that extends far into east Texas.  Many of the businesses are regional, state, and national leaders in sales and volume within their industry. 

We look forward to welcoming you into Mesquite’s booming business community!