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


October 2020 October 2021
Employment
30,982  31,931
Labor Force
32,843  33,296
Rate
    5.7%
    4.1%
Unemployment
  1,861

   1,365

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. New Dean Named for Weatherford College Wise County Campus

    Weatherford College President Tod Allen Farmer has appointed Kristin McLaughlin as executive dean of the WC Wise County campus. Read on...
  2. Replica of the Twin Towers put on display in Decatur Town Square.

    ??Jeremiah Greene and his company Crown Fabrication & Design LLC have created a to-scale metal replica of the Twin Towers and put it on display in Decatur Town Square on the corner of Main and Trinity Streets. ? Read on...
  3. County unveils new court center

    Wise County Judge J.D. Clark flung open the doors Monday and welcomed in the public to see the newly remodeled County Court Center. 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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