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City of Dallas Office of Economic Development City of Dallas
Office of Economic Development
The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development provides support to existing and prospective Dallas businesses. The OED also helps guide and encourage development in the southern half of Dallas, which includes West Dallas. (Where is West Dallas? This is West Dallas!)

West Dallas is considered part of the city's southern area of focus. These City of Dallas links will be of particular interest to those looking at West Dallas:

  • Fort Worth Avenue Tax Increment Financing District
    Following the West Commerce/Fort Worth Avenue corridor from the Trinity River to Pinnacle Park, the Fort Worth Avenue TIF District provides a source of funding for public amenities and infrastructure improvements.

  • Sports Arena Tax Increment Financing District
    Primarily situated around the American Airlines Center and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the boundaries of the Sports Arena TIF District have been amended to reach across the Continental Viaduct and encompass a West Dallas sub-district at the western end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

  • New Markets Tax Credit
    The New Markets Tax Credit program is a federal program that provides opportunities for new development in traditionally underserved areas. For businesses and real estate development in select low income neighborhoods, investors can receive a 39% federal tax credit payable over seven years. All of West Dallas is eligible for this program.

  • Other Economic Development Incentives
    West Dallas is also served by investment incentives like a Municipal Management District, Enterprise Fund Zones, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's EB-5 program, which offers a variety of investment opportunities to foreign investors. See the full menu of City of Dallas economic development incentives.

  • SourceLink Dallas
    SourceLinkDallas connects entrepreneurs with the services and resources they need to start, improve and grow their business in Dallas.

  • Demographic, employment and economic development information
    All of West Dallas is in one City of Dallas council district. Review demographic information for:

CityDesign Studio
The CityDesign Studio is the city's urban design department. The Studio's top priority is to establish urban design guidelines for neighborhoods along the Trinity River Corridor.

The CityDesign Studio's first major undertaking was a community-based planning initiative in the area of West Dallas that is bounded by the Trinity River levee on the north and east, I-30 on the south and Sylvan Avenue on the west.

Trinity River Corridor Project
The City of Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project is one of the most monumental public works and economic development projects attempted by a municipality in American history.

Incorporating flood protection, recreation, environmental restoration, economic development, and transportation projects, West Dallas shares four miles of "shoreline" with the 20-mile-long project.

Dallas County Office of Planning and Development Dallas County
Office of Planning and Development
To help facilitate economic development, Dallas County provides tax abatements, participates in tax increment finance districts, nominates projects to the Texas enterprise project program, and supports the formation of foreign trade zones. In addition, Dallas County offers the freeport tax exemption on goods that leave the state within 175 days.

  • Learn more about Dallas County's economic development incentives

State of Texas Economic Development and Tourism Division State of Texas
Economic Development and Tourism Division
The state's Economic Development and Tourism Division pursues business prospects for expansion or relocation with the goal of creating jobs and increasing export opportunities. Texas offers competitive incentives to companies that are creating jobs and driving innovation.

  • Find out about State of Texas incentives and priorities for business growth and development

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