Decatur's less than an hour location from the thriving Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex provides a large pool of potential employees for business and industry in Decatur. The area's workforce is ever growing and strongly supported by quality partnerships with local education institutions that provide the venue, programming and training for students to earn degrees and certifications that are in direct support of business and industry.

Educational Relationship


Decatur is very proud of the relationship that has been forged with the educational institutions and knows the partnership will continue to meet the need of business and industry.

Statistics – Wise County, Texas


February 2018
February 2019
Employment
29,535
 30,069
Labor Force
30,626
 31,157
Rate
  3.6%
    3.5%
Unemployment
1,091
   1,088

Educational Attainment – Decatur, Texas

  Decatur, Texas United States
Associate’s degree
4.8%
8.1%
Bachelor’s degree
17.7%
18.8%
Bachelor’s Degree +
22.7%
28.50%
Graduate or professional degree
5.1%
11.2%
High School Graduate
84.5%
86.7%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
30.8%
27.8%
Population 25 years and over
4,047
211,462,522
Some college, no degree
26.1%
21.1%

Unemployment - Wise County, Texas

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Area Information

  1. Voltage Coffee Project Expands

    The long-empty building at 112 North Trinity Street on the Decatur Square will have a new tenant, but familiar face, in the coming months. Read on...
  2. North Central Texas Economic Development District (NCTEDD)

    An EDD brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated strategy and economic development technical assistance with such things as strategic planning, grant writing, grant administration and training workshops. Read on...
  3. The Diverse Economy of Texas

    Texas has a diverse economy with major industries, such as petroleum and natural gas, farming, steel, banking, and tourism. 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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