Economic Development

The City of Mesquite’s Department of Economic Development strives to make every business feel at home in Mesquite. It is our goal to help diversify the tax base by fostering an entrepreneurial environment to help create opportunities, retain current businesses, and attract new industries to expand the local business base. 

Whether you are a business owner, site selector, or developer, let us show you why Mesquite is the place to be!


Mesquite's economic development efforts are making big impacts

As Mesquite's economy continues to grow and prosper, there are many exciting news items to announce. Mesquite is seeing massive new home growth, emerging retail, large industrial deals and a developing downtown vision.

Mesquite's successful Business Retention Task Force is just one examples of the many great economic development programs in place. The City has partnered with the Mesquite Independent School District, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Eastfield College and Workforce Commission of Greater Dallas.

Additionally, Mesquite's effort to promote locally owned businesses has been extraordinary. Mayor Stan Pickett has conducted video tours of small businesses in Mesquite as a part of National Small Business Week. Local business owners have been recognized by the City Council for their participation in the program. Watch a small business video.

Mesquite moves forward on new vision for Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2018 – Improvements are coming to Downtown Mesquite to create a new destination of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. This week, the Mesquite City Council approved the next steps in the infrastructure and design concepts for the historic area of the community. Watch NBC 5 story.

7-16-18 Mesquite Downtown Conceptual PlanCity Manager Cliff Keheley said, “Developing a community-wide vision for Downtown Mesquite is a top policy priority and strategic goal for the City Council. The input of our stakeholders has been critical in helping the City form a new plan for this iconic location in Mesquite.” Keheley indicated the next steps in this long-term, multi-year plan are to include addressing the improvements to Front Street between Ebrite and Galloway Avenue. Anticipated design should be complete by November and construction will begin by the middle of next year. View proposed plan.

At the July 17 Pre-Meeting, planning and engineering consultant Kimley-Horn briefed the City Council on the process used to gather public input to help the City identify infrastructure needs and improvements to Downtown Mesquite. The process included several stakeholder committee meetings on design concepts for streetscape features, amenities, public spaces and more.

The City Council gave its support for the plan endorsed by the stakeholder committee. New pedestrian-friendly elements, special event areas and additional parking are some of the highlighted changes coming to Downtown Mesquite. The design features of the conceptual plan could include bike racks, wayfinding signage and enhanced lighting. Watch presentation to City Council.