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


May 2020 May 2021
Employment
27,621  30,850
Labor Force
30,684  32,456
Rate
    10%
    4.9%
Unemployment
  3,063

   1,606

Educational Attainment – Decatur, Texas

  Decatur, Texas United States
Associate’s degree
   6.7%
8.1%
Bachelor’s degree
17.3%
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

Unemployment Chart, 2013-2019--website
 

Area Information

  1. Cardinal donates almost $50K

    Although Cardinal Paint and Powder just opened its doors in Decatur, it moved in with a sweep of generosity, giving away almost $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations at its grand opening celebration. Read on...
  2. Decatur ISD “CTE” Program Equipment for Workforce Training in Decatur, TX

    Thomas Miner of Entegris, Inc. (POCO Graphite) delivered a CNC Mill to the Decatur ISD “CTE” program to ensure that their future workforce are being trained right here in Decatur, Texas! Read on...
  3. Energy Worldnet adding $2,000,000 of new payroll to the local economy in 2021.

    Energy Worldnet will be creating 40 new jobs in 2021 adding $2,000,000 of new payroll to the local economy! 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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