Grand Prairie Economic Development is the City's primary engine for commercial development, charged with marketing Grand Prairie as a great place to start a business, expand a business, or just plain do business.
We are a team of professionals who use our expertise to develop, advise, manage and invest to strengthen our commercial business community and help make our City stronger and grow the City's economy. By aggressively recruiting new development and new business, combined with providing a strong retention and expansion program, the Department has a proven industry track record of providing assistance and knowledge while creating jobs and new business opportunities. We take great pride in forming unified collaboration between Economic Development and the Planning, Development, Inspections & Transportation Departments to offer the business community a one-stop shopping system to smoothly approach facility start-ups, expansion and new developments.
We are dedicated to investing in commercial growth, but it's not only economic ... it's also human growth and capital so Grand Prairie business and residential citizens realize a rich, rewarding and vibrant future.
Building Permits, Occupancy Permits, Code
Building Inspections (Building safety, application for certificate of occupancy, registration forms)
Code Enforcement (Code violations, graffiti abatement, file a complaint
Fire Prevention (Building requirements, fire alarm systems, sprinkler system requirements)Planning & Development (Comprehensive planning, zoning, land use, development permits/process)Code Enforcement
Commercial Real Estate Research, Market ReportsCB Richard EllisHolt Lunsford CommercialJLL Commercial Real Estate
The Retail Connection
Dallas-Fort Worth Demographics, Business Climate, Transportation ProjectsDallas Regional Chamber of CommerceDFW Marketing TeamNorth Central Texas Council of GovernmentsNorth Texas Toll Authority/NTTA
Independent Business Organizations, NetworkingGrand Prairie Chamber of CommerceGreat Southwest Industrial District AssociationManufacturing Association of North Texas
Labor MarketTexas Workforce Commission (Wages by industry, occupation, location)Texas Workforce Commission (Labor market publications, links) Texas Workforce Commission (Grand Prairie labor market) U.S. BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (DFW-Arlington Metro Area wages)
Property Appraisal Values, Business Personal Property Forms, Exemption ApplicationsDallas County Appraisal District Tarrant County Appraisal DistrictEllis County Appraisal District
Census U.S. Census Bureau Grand Prairie fact finder
State of Texas Economic Development of the Governor's OfficeTexas Wide Open for BusinessTexas State Comptroller Texas Business Research
Workforce, Training, GrantsSkills Development Grant FundSmall Business Administration (SBA)Tarrant County College Opportunity Center (Corporate Services, Customized Training)Workforce Solutions for Tarrant Count (Worforce partner for businesses located in Tarrant County)Workforce Solutions for Dallas County (Workforce Partner for Businesses Located in Dallas County)TMAC (Affiliate of MEP Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, hosted by State public university system)
Economic Development Department
317 W. College St. * Grand Prairie, TX 75050 * (972) 237- 8160
Director, Commercial Business & Retail Recruitment
Business Manager, Industrial Recruitment, Retention & Expansion
Business Manager, Retail and Commercial