Mount Pleasant as a rural commercial center of activity has grown and prospered over the past 100 years. The location is along primary transportation routes and a strong independent attitude of the population has furthered that growth. Today 32,000 people call Mount Pleasant and Titus County home. They work in what is the hub of a five-county region and a shopping/employment center for over 88,000 persons.
Transportation and its People built the community and today Transportation and its People keep the community moving forward. A strong entrepreneurial spirit encouraged early citizens to start businesses such as Pilgrim’s Pride, Priefert Manufacturing and Big Tex Trailer World along with countless other companies. These employers created the employment that brought the major retailers to the area. Those early innovators inspired the business-friendly cooperative spirit found in Mount Pleasant and Titus County today. They created a culture of looking forward and taking action for change when the change was needed