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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORY Lewisville is a thriving economic hub in the Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) region with numerous advantages including superior access and infrastructure, a low tax environment, and quality workforce. With millions of square feet of new commercial and industrial development in the pipeline and new single family, townhome, multifamily, and TOD projects underway, Lewisville’s population and economic outlook is poised to continue its boom into the future. Lewisville provides a variety of attractive location options for new businesses. Visitors and residents enjoy a variety of recreation and shopping opportunities including a 2000+ acre nature preserve, a historic downtown, Lewisville Lake, and Vista Ridge Mall. Lewisville continues to benefit from one of the lowest combined property tax rates in DFW, making Lewisville an attractive location for business and residents. Many companies call Lewisville home and a number of them are familiar names. Lewisville has a strong and dynamic business community, with a robust blend of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups. NIKA REINECKE, Director of Economic Development & Planning Department 151 W. Church Street, Lewisville, TX 75057 nreinecke @cityoflewisville.com 972-219-3750 www.ecodevlewisville.com

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The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) was created in 1993 to support the development, expansion, and relocation of new and existing companies. The MEDC is an organization with a mission to work to create an environment in which communityoriented businesses can thrive. JIM WEHMEIER, President and CEO MCKINNEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION / CITY OF MCKINNEY 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 110 McKinney, TX 75070 info@mckinneyedc.com 972.547.7651 mckinneyedc.com

Centrally located between DFW Airport and Downtown Fort Worth in affluent Northeast Tarrant County, North Richland Hills (NRH) is the third largest City in Tarrant County behind Fort Worth and Arlington. Rapidly growing, NRH added over 500 new single family homes valued over $350,000 in the past 3 years within the highly rated Birdville and Keller ISDs. Growth is expected around two transit oriented developments (TODs) along the Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s new commuter rail system TEXRail. Scheduled for 2018, TEXRail will run along the famous Cotton Belt line connecting Downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport along two separate NRH rail stops. Late 2015 business additions include the expansion of Santander Consumer USA into 200,000 SF and 1,650 employees, the new addition of Southwest ADI, a distributor that purchased and converted a former Sealy bedding plant into their corporate headquarters, and the addition of Digital Alchemy, a technology company occupying 24,000 SF of office space. CRAIG HULSE, Director of Economic Development 7301 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 chulse@nrhtx.com 817-427-6090 Website: www.nrhed.com

Rockwall Economic Development Corporation assists new and existing companies, both large and small, in the development, modernization, and expansion of business in a booming global economy. We are dedicated to your company’s growth through incentive programs, financial assistance, comprehensive sites, and resource collaboration. While collaborating with city leaders, we have secured the necessary infrastructure, services, and high-tech amenities to maintain thriving, profitable businesses. Rockwall has big-city conveniences yet maintains a small-town atmosphere. Rockwall offers quality of place and peace of mind. SHERI FRANZA, President and CEO ROCKWALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2610 Observation Trl. Rockwall, TX 75032 972.772.0025 sfranza@rockwalledc.com rockwalledc.com

The Colony is a growing city on the east side of Lewisville Lake, 25 minutes from downtown Dallas and 15 minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport located along the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Home to approximately 40,000 residents with businesses and retail locating here daily, The Colony continues to maintain its “hometown” feel. Affectionately known as “the city by the lake,” The Colony features 23 miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake and two lake parks with boat ramps, camping and many other amenities. Golf courses within the city all provide outstanding lake views with two courses being recognized among Golf Magazine’s top-five in Texas in 2010. The Colony is the proud home of the nation’s largest home furnishings store, the new Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas anchoring the 400-acre Grandscape development. When complete, Grandscape will feature unique entertainment, dining and retail venues. KERI SAMFORD, Economic Development Director THE COLONY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 6800 Main Street The Colony, TX 750561133 972.624.3127 edc@thecolonytx.org thecolonyedc.org

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Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review - Winter 2015  

What's next for the Design District; Dallas-Fort Worth as an international hub; Sustainability; The Crane Report

Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review - Winter 2015  

What's next for the Design District; Dallas-Fort Worth as an international hub; Sustainability; The Crane Report