Press ReleasesApr 2024

Decatur Named a “Top Texas City for Business” in Scout’s Latest Report

Decatur, TX – [Release Date, April 9th, 2024 11:00 AM CT] – Decatur is proud to be recognized as a leading city for business in Texas, according to the latest report from Scout, the premier independent economic development platform. Scout’s report titled, “Top Cities in Texas for Business, According to Employers” is based on more than 2,000 data points across 169 verified reviews from employers in Texas.

City Manager, Nate Mara, expressed his vision for Decatur as a business friendly community, stating, “Decatur is always pushing towards being the example of small-town living done right, whether it be our internal customer service trainings, or our willingness to meet face-to-face with businesses to improve our processes.  Our City Council and professional staff are constantly striving to foster robust partnerships within the community, attracting opportunities and investments that enhance our residents' well-being”.

Earning high marks across the board, Decatur stood out notably for having the “Most Responsive Government,” an accolade reflecting the city’s commitment to supporting and responding to the needs of its business community. This distinction underscores Decatur’s dedication to creating the supportive environment that continues to foster business growth and innovation.

“Decatur's inclusion in Scout’s Top Cities in Texas for Business report validates our organizational investment supporting existing employers. Additionally, this accolade underscores our commitment to continued allocation of resources to partner with our businesses community” stated Kevin Holzbog, Executive Director of Decatur Economic Development Corporation.

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About Scout:

Scout is an independent economic development platform where companies find the best cities for business through local data, incentive information, and verified reviews. Scout provides detailed city listings for more than 20,000 communities throughout the US.

For more information, please contact:


Kevin Holzbog

Executive Director, Decatur Economic Development Corporation




About Decatur Economic Development Corporation:

Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) is a Type A Economic Development Corporation established in 1993.  The DEDC’s mission is to drive local economic development through the support of existing business and recruitment of new business.

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