Director of Economic Development:

Kim Buttram

  • Mesquite is known as the official Rodeo Capital of Texas, we are conveniently close to the big city of Dallas while keeping our authentic Texas culture and small-town charm along with a diverse population.
  • Nestled within the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, Mesquite stands as a city primed for economic expansion, combining the conveniences of city life with the charm of a close-knit community.
  • Mesquite has a rich history of nurturing local businesses. For example, for the past six decades, Orora Visual has been a pillar of the community, providing design, printing, and marketing services.
  • Ranked as the 22nd largest city in Texas, Mesquite stands poised for remarkable growth, particularly in its robust retail, service, and industrial sectors.

City of Mesquite

Total Population: 154,000

Mesquite covers almost 50 square miles and is strategically situated at the crossroads of Interstates 20, 30 and 635, State Highway 352 and U.S. Highway 80. We have a robust and diverse economy and population. Of Mesquite’s 154,000 residents, three in four are people of color – a share that is nearly 77% higher than the U.S. average. One in five Mesquite residents are foreign-born, up 14% in the last five years.
Our commitment to education is evident in the quality of our schools and the dedication of our educators. Mesquite and Forney Independent School Districts provide students with a world-class education, preparing them for success in an ever-changing world with the choice of a career-tech high school in both districts. Meanwhile, our higher education institutions, including Dallas College – Eastfield, offer opportunities for lifelong learning and professional development.

Mesquite is also a hub for economic growth and innovation. With a strategic location just minutes from downtown Dallas and easy access to major highways, Mesquite offers businesses a prime location to thrive with a range of housing, recreation, and shopping for a super quality of life for employees to enjoy. Our pro-business environment, coupled with a skilled workforce and robust infrastructure, makes Mesquite an ideal destination for companies looking to grow and succeed.

As we look to the future, Mesquite remains committed to building a city that is inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous for all. We are a city that is welcoming and attainable – an enjoyable place to live, work, and raise a family.