The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) recognizes the importance and significant impact that existing local business and industry make in a community. They have committed infrastructure, capital improvement and jobs that help to make up the viability of the community. DEDC brings a proactive Business Retention and Expansion program with dedicated staff working directly with the needs and interests of business and industry to make sure they are allowed every opportunity to thrive and grow in the community. This program of work brings expertise to our local employers in the areas of:
  • Expansion Assistance
  • Infrastructure assistance incentives
  • Resource for assistance with Texas State Grants
  • Resource for financing alternatives
  • Sites and buildings
  • Targeted Skills Training Incentives
  • Tax incentives
  • Workforce Development Grants

Business Retention & Expansion Team


The Business Retention and Expansion team supporting Decatur business and industry consists of the DEDC Business Intelligence Specialist and other representatives from DEDC as needed, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Wise County, Weatherford College of Wise County and Decatur Independent School District for workforce needs, the Texas Workforce Development Program Representative for the Decatur area in acting as the liaison for grants and training ,and the City of Decatur Development Services Department. Various members of this team will visit business and industry on a regular basis sharing available resources and addressing any needs or issues.

Area Information

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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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