Decatur's less than an hour location from the thriving Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex provides a large pool of potential employees for business and industry in Decatur. The area's workforce is ever growing and strongly supported by quality partnerships with local education institutions that provide the venue, programming and training for students to earn degrees and certifications that are in direct support of business and industry.

Educational Relationship


Decatur is very proud of the relationship that has been forged with the educational institutions and knows the partnership will continue to meet the need of business and industry.

Statistics – Wise County, Texas


August 2017
August 2018
Employment
28,683
 29,303
Labor Force
29,954
 30,412
Rate
  4.2%
    3.6%
Unemployment
 1,271
   1,109

Educational Attainment – Decatur, Texas

  Decatur, Texas United States
Associate’s degree
4.8%
8.1%
Bachelor’s degree
17.7%
18.8%
Bachelor’s Degree +
22.7%
28.50%
Graduate or professional degree
5.1%
11.2%
High School Graduate
84.5%
86.7%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
30.8%
27.8%
Population 25 years and over
4,047
211,462,522
Some college, no degree
26.1%
21.1%

Unemployment - Wise County, Texas

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Area Information

  1. Wise designated disaster area due to drought.

    Wise County was designated this week as a natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to drought conditions. Read on...
  2. Proposed Tax Decrease

    Wise County commissioners Monday proposed a decrease in the tax rate at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark. The proposed rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year is 36 cents per $100 property valuation, 1.89 cents less than last year. Read on...
  3. Decatur eyes tax cuts

    Decatur taxpayers who have seen their property values soar will get some relief if the Decatur City Council approves a proposed 3.6-cent tax cut to fund next year’s $8.7289 million budget. Read on...

Testimonials

  1. “We had a lot of choices when we were looking to relocate our corporate headquarters from Colorado, and Decatur has proven to be the best option for us. It was close to a major airport, but still a good environment for our employees’ families. The Decatur folks worked overtime to locate a piece of property and arranged a sale lease back with a local developer that got us exactly what we needed.”

    – Michael Clark, CEO, H2X Hydroexcavation

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About Decatur

  1. Decatur is a thriving Texas community with a rich history and competitive location near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro. Its regional health system, flourishing downtown, community-oriented lifestyle, strong retail base, and prime location are strengths that are propelling Decatur's economic growth.

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