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


March 2021 March 2022
Employment
31,062  32,983
Labor Force
32,852  34,098
Rate
   5.4%
     3.3%
Unemployment
  1,790

   1,115

Educational Attainment – Decatur, Texas

  Decatur, Texas United States
Associate’s degree
   6.7%
8.1%
Bachelor’s degree
17.3%
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

Unemployment Chart, 2013-2019--website
 

Area Information

  1. City receives bond proceeds

    The City of Decatur completed its bond sale Tuesday, receiving $33.6 million for capital improvements. The Decatur City Council approved the sale of the nearly $34 million in bonds to pay for a series of projects. Read on...
  2. Decatur Economic Development Corporation OKs pact for Entegris

    The Decatur EDC approved an incentive agreement for Entegris POCO Materials to expand its plant in Decatur and add a minimum of 26 jobs in the next two years. Read on...
  3. Texas Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent, State Adds 29,000 Jobs in January

    In January, Texas added 29,000 total nonagricultural jobs, making gains in 20 of the last 21 months. For the month, the state exceeded the previous record employment level set in December 2021. 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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