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


February 2020 February 2021
Employment
31,812  30,265
Labor Force
32,918
 32,343
Rate
  3.4%
   6.4%
Unemployment
  1,106
   2,078

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. Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

    Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. Read on...
  2. Decatur economy posts strong January

    Many local cities saw sales tax collections surge through January when compared to 2020. Decatur’s sales tax payment jumped from $336,026 in March 2020 to $380,070, a 13.10 percent increase. Read on...
  3. New business, Aqualine Inc., lands at Eagles Landing

    Another business is planning to set up shop at Eagles Landing Business Park in Decatur. The Decatur EDC board last week approved an agreement with Aqualine Inc., a California plumbing and irrigation equipment distributor. 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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