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 Redevelopment 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 February 2018

Hurst and the HEB area enjoyed a vigorous Christmas season and year in 2017. 141 new businesses occupying 323,000 sq. ft. opened or expanded during the year in Hurst. There have been many retail analysts that have been predicting the downfall of brick and mortar retailing as e-commerce has grown across the country. This certainly does not hold true for high growth areas like HEB and the DFW Metroplex where this past year over 4 million sq. ft. of new retail has opened, more in one year than any of the past 10 years! Many national retailers have experienced strong increases in volumes and had “bottled up” expansion plans as development had slowed greatly during that time since the “Great Recession”. Many of them chose Hurst and the HEB area as new shopping centers were built in the area including four in Hurst. All total, 21 million dollars was spent in Hurst in new construction as well as remodeling costs for existing retailers and those taking previously vacant space.

Shopping is extended and more gratifying when it can include a good meal or snack at a good restaurant. Hurst has an abundance of attractive food service operations throughout its 10-mile radius awarding residents and visitors 138 different restaurants, coffee shops and bakery type choices. Adding to the roster over the last year was Firenza Pizza, Slim Chickens, Rusty Tacos, Fruteria Tropicana, La Real Michoacana Ice Cream, Origin Gyros, Brookside Café, Euro Gyros and Chicken Salad Chick. Just when you think there is no new way to offer the tried and true chicken entrees, a popular concept like Chicken Salad Chick comes along offering 16 different flavors of yummy chicken salad. Just recently opened or soon to open in Hurst, be sure and try the new Corner Bakery, Harwood Café, Burning Rice BBQ and Smoothie King.

Hurst is the place to get healthy as well as shoppers can now enjoy the new Planet Fitness and Just Ripe Produce. Soon to open is the new Workout Anytime Fitness Center.
Whether you’re shopping or eating, or shopping and eating, Hurst is the place to be.
For more information on real estate opportunities in Hurst, please contact Steve Bowden at 817-788-7025, sbowden@hursttx,gov.


¤ 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.