Area Profile

Overview

With a population of more than 145,000, Mesquite is one of the largest cities in the Metroplex. Located just 14 miles east of Dallas, Mesquite delivers accessibility, a large workforce, and a diverse economic climate.

A large portion of Mesquite’s economy comes from retail shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Mesquite’s Rows of Texas offers patrons an incredible assortment of shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment options. Home to the 1.3 million square-foot Town East Mall, AMC 30 Theatre, and the world famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo, the Rows of Texas boasts one of the highest concentrations of retail shops in the region and has more than 100 dining establishments. Many of these businesses are regional, state, and national leaders in sales and volume within their industry.

In addition to commercial activity, Mesquite also has a very strong industrial base. The Skyline Logistics Hub, one of Dallas County’s largest industrial parks, is home to more than 75 businesses including Union Pacific Railroad’s Intermodal and Rail Port Hub, Pepsi Bottling Group, United Parcel Service’s ground sorting center, IntegraColor, Fritz Industries, and Benjamin Moore Paint.