Hurst Economic Development  
Hurst Economic Development

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Steve Bowden,
Economic Development Director


Michelle Lazo
Managing Director of Planning & Community Development


1505 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, Tx 76054


















Hurst Economic Development

The Hurst Economic Development Department monitors and promotes economic development opportunities throughout the City. We are continually working with the community and our business partners to cultivate a healthy economic environment by creating resources and opportunities that make it easier to do business in Hurst.


Hurst Sustainable Neighborhood Plan 2017

Hurst is a first-class city with great assets, resources and city leadership. However, to maintain its status, the city recognized that it needs to be proactive to remain resilient and competitive. As a mature and built-out suburban community in the DFW Metroplex, Hurst is beginning to experience some of the challenges that come with an aging suburban community. The goal of this initiative was to develop a market and community-based redevelopment strategy that can stimulate private investment and prioritize public involvement. Below you will find the Hurst Redevelopment Plan that was done with the help of Catalyst Commercial, planning consultants, who were hired by the city.  These consultants and city staff met with representatives of the residential and commercial property owners to discuss and help produce the plan.  It includes discussion of the entire city with special focus on south east Hurst.  The city will now work with these same representatives to work towards enhancements that the private sector will need to support as well as the city and it's residents.

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Economic Update - Surviving COVID

It is encouraging to see any commercial real estate activity when the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this sector has been so significant. Most existing businesses have experienced loss of traffic and sales as the fear caused by the pandemic looms. Hurst businesses are doing a commendable job of operating within the “new normal” and offering their goods and services in a safe manner. At times it has been confusing for retailers with the ever-changing executive orders, new guidelines and protocols. The HEB area and Hurst businesses have been fortunate as all but a few have now reopened and are working within their allowed occupancy limits.

Shoe Carnival photoIt’s been great to see new business openings have continued thru this last quarter as 23 have opened in Hurst’s 10 square mile city limits. New business openings or expansions this quarter were highlighted by the openings of large retailers like Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning and Shoe Carnival. Having Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning open next to each other makes for a dynamic draw as they have recently done in Hurst, and brings an unlimited selection of home decorating items, furniture, arts and crafts and more. The new Shoe Carnival opened this month across the street at the neighboring Shops at North East Mall and offers a wide array of brand name footwear for men, women and kids. Restaurants employ the most people of any retail group. Even though they are operating by executive order at less than 100%, it has been great to experience four new restaurant openings in Hurst this quarter, and welcome their new employees to the daytime population. Egg Haven Café recently opened serving American cuisine breakfast and lunch. Art Food is a new restaurant serving Mexican and American food while the new Pho One restaurant has a wide variety of Vietnamese cuisine offerings. Babylon Coffee Roasters recently opened their new coffee shop serving coffee, teas and pastries on Grapevine Hwy.

Hurst visitors will enjoy the opening of the new Candlewood Suites this month. This extended stay hotel group will offer 84 hotel suites with fully equipped kitchens, free laundry, free wi-fi, gym, outdoor pool and gazebo grill. For more information on the City of Hurst, please visit or contact Steve Bowden at 817-788-7025 or at


¤ Find a Business

Use The City of Hurst Online Business Guide to locate a Hurst business. It is a comprehensive online database, searchable by business category or name. You can find local businesses to provide services from apartments to wholesalers, and everything in between.


¤ Reports and Resources

Information about Hurst -- demographics, traffic counts, labor / workforce.


¤ Doing Business in Hurst

Access city and state requirements for starting a business.


¤ Maps

Whether you are looking for interactive maps, zoning maps, or aerial maps, you will find them here.


¤ Tarrant County's #1 Shopping Mall - North East Mall



Shop First in Hurst

Shopping local has always been a vital component to keeping the local economy strong and it’s now more important than ever. We hope to encourage and educate shoppers on the benefits of visiting, shopping and doing business in Hurst.