The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) was formed in 1993 following a referendum by the voters of Decatur which authorized the Corporation to receive funds from a Type A half-cent sales tax collected for the use of economic development for Decatur.

Fund Usage


Funds received by DEDC are used to promote the economic growth of Decatur and give the Corporation flexibility to assist companies with infrastructure, training and other items of importance. In 1997, a voter approved referendum also allows funds to be used for the capital and operation needs of the Decatur Civic Center and for infrastructure, building and equipment needs on public land.

Growth & Expansion


Decatur offers a pro-active and progressive city government with an extremely positive attitude concerning the future growth and expansion of the Decatur area. The City of Decatur, Wise County and the DEDC work closely together to provide business and industry attractive incentives to grow and expand if already in the city or for business and industry considering an expansion or relocation to a new community.

The city of Decatur, Wise County, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, existing business and industry and the DEDC continues to try to preserve the charm, character, uniqueness and appeal of Decatur while maintaining a progressive, urban atmosphere where any business or industry can thrive and grow.

Mission Statement


To achieve sustained, balanced economic growth for the City of Decatur as measured by improvements in primary employment and increased tax base, while enhancing the quality of life and providing greater access to desirable goods and services.

Area Information

  1. Wise designated disaster area due to drought.

    Wise County was designated this week as a natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to drought conditions. Read on...
  2. Proposed Tax Decrease

    Wise County commissioners Monday proposed a decrease in the tax rate at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark. The proposed rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year is 36 cents per $100 property valuation, 1.89 cents less than last year. Read on...
  3. Decatur eyes tax cuts

    Decatur taxpayers who have seen their property values soar will get some relief if the Decatur City Council approves a proposed 3.6-cent tax cut to fund next year’s $8.7289 million budget. 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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