Grand Prairie Receives Prestigious Film Friendly Texas Designation

Published on November 08, 2023

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The City of Grand Prairie is proud to announce that it has achieved the highly-coveted "Film Friendly Texas Community" designation from the Texas Film Commission.

This designation is a testament to our city's commitment to promoting the film industry and it's significant role in boosting the local economy. Governor Greg Abbott shared the exciting news during a recent press release from Austin, Texas.

“Congratulations to the City of Grand Prairie on earning the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining more than 175 other Texas communities that have received this recognition,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is brimming with promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools needed to succeed. Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are prepared to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents, as well as spurring on-site spending at local businesses. I thank the Texas Film Commission for helping communities like Grand Prairie market their unique appeal and support local job creation through media production.”

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“We are delighted to receive this official designation as a Film Friendly Texas Community,” said Mayor Ron Jensen. “This program will help foster talent, create jobs, and positively impact our local economy. I want to thank our City Council for fostering this initiative as well as Visit Grand Prairie and our Economic Development department for completing the necessary steps to encourage film and more opportunities to Live Life Grand in Grand Prairie.”

The Film Friendly Texas designation is a remarkable achievement for the City of Grand Prairie, and it opens the doors to new opportunities in the film industry. This recognition is not only a testament to the city's commitment to supporting the film industry but also a promising step towards creating jobs and stimulating the local economy.

As Grand Prairie joins over 175 Film Friendly Texas Communities across the state, it's evident that the film industry's growth will continue to thrive in our city. We look forward to welcoming filmmakers, promoting local talent, and showcasing the unique appeal of our community.