The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) was formed in 1993 following a referendum by the voters of Decatur which authorized the Corporation to receive funds from a Type A half-cent sales tax collected for the use of economic development for Decatur.

Fund Usage


Funds received by DEDC are used to promote the economic growth of Decatur and give the Corporation flexibility to assist companies with infrastructure, training and other items of importance. In 1997, a voter approved referendum also allows funds to be used for the capital and operation needs of the Decatur Civic Center and for infrastructure, building and equipment needs on public land.

Growth & Expansion


Decatur offers a pro-active and progressive city government with an extremely positive attitude concerning the future growth and expansion of the Decatur area. The City of Decatur, Wise County and the DEDC work closely together to provide business and industry attractive incentives to grow and expand if already in the city or for business and industry considering an expansion or relocation to a new community.

The city of Decatur, Wise County, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, existing business and industry and the DEDC continues to try to preserve the charm, character, uniqueness and appeal of Decatur while maintaining a progressive, urban atmosphere where any business or industry can thrive and grow.

Mission Statement


To achieve sustained, balanced economic growth for the City of Decatur as measured by improvements in primary employment and increased tax base, while enhancing the quality of life and providing greater access to desirable goods and services.

Area Information

  1. Total Employment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area up 107,000 over the year

    Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,780,000 in May 2019, up 107,000 over the year, Read on...
  2. County to regulate development in ETJ

    The county has new authority over development in Decatur’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). At Monday’s meeting, the Decatur City Council approved an interlocal cooperation agreement with Wise County that grants the county. Read on...
  3. Free Concert - Stoney LaRue and Jarrod Morris and Jeep Night

    Texas famed Stoney LaRue will be headlining with Decatur's own Jarrod Morris opening. Music begins at 7pm. Food trucks, live music, and a great time! NO COOLERS, beverage sales on site! 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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