Overview of Grand Prairie


Map of Grand Prairie and DFW

Development Assets of Grand Prairie

Central Location

Grand Prairie, Texas, is centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community stretches 26 miles long by about eight miles at its widest point. The city covers about 81 square miles (100 square miles including extraterritorial jurisdiction) and has an estimated population of 181,824 (July 2012, American Fact Finder).

Near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Interstate highways

The city's northern border lies 5 to 10 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The eastern boundary is 12 miles west of downtown Dallas and the western 15 miles east of Fort Worth. Passing east and west through Grand Prairie and linking the city with major markets are Interstate 30, a strong entertainment and business corridor, and Interstate 20, developing as a significant retail and corporate location.

Site of One of Largest Industrial Districts

Because of its central location and proximity to air and highway transportation infrastructure, Grand Prairie also is a well-established distribution center. Much of the Great Southwest Industrial District's approximately 80-million square feet lies in Grand Prairie. Quick access to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, large local markets of Dallas and Fort Worth, rail and interstate highways continue to attract new construction of warehouse, distribution and manufacturing buildings.

Land Availability, Recreational Amenities

Recent industrial, hotel and multifamily development has taken up large tracts in the north Great Southwest Industrial District, yet additional land remains there, nearby and southward. The southernmost section of the city, amid hill country-like vistas around Joe Pool Lake, is attracting high-end residential housing and plans for resort development.

Contact Info

Grand Prairie Economic Development Department
317 W. College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

972-237- 8160

Bob O’Neal
Director, Commercial Business & Retail Recruitment

Terry Jones
Business Manager, Industrial Recruitment, Retention & Expansion

Rita Heep
Business Manager, Retail Recruitment, Main Street Manager

Terry Tate
Business Analyst

Maria Cerda
Administrative Supervisor