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Overview of Grand Prairie

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Map of Grand Prairie and DFW

Development Assets of Grand Prairie

Central Location

Grand Prairie, Texas, is centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community stretches 26 miles long by about eight miles at its widest point. The city covers about 81 square miles (100 square miles including extraterritorial jurisdiction) and has an estimated population in 2016 of 184,620 (NCTCOG).

Near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Interstate highways

The city's northern border lies 5 to 10 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The eastern boundary is 12 miles west of downtown Dallas and the western 15 miles east of Fort Worth. Passing east and west through Grand Prairie and linking the city with major markets are Interstate 30, a strong entertainment and business corridor, and Interstate 20, developing as a significant retail and corporate location.

Site of One of Largest Industrial Districts

Because of its central location and proximity to air and highway transportation infrastructure, Grand Prairie also is a well-established distribution center. Much of the Great Southwest Industrial District's approximately 80-million square feet lies in Grand Prairie. Quick access to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, large local markets of Dallas and Fort Worth, rail and interstate highways continue to attract new construction of warehouse, distribution and manufacturing buildings.

Land Availability, Recreational Amenities

Recent industrial, hotel and multifamily development has taken up large tracts in the north Great Southwest Industrial District, yet additional land remains there, nearby and southward. The southernmost section of the city, amid hill country-like vistas around Joe Pool Lake, is attracting high-end residential housing and plans for resort development.

 


 

Contact 

Economic Development Department
300 West Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-237-8160

Marty Wieder, AICP
Director, Commercial Business & Retail Recruitment
Phone: 972-237-8160

Terry Jones
Business Manager, Industrial Recruitment, Retention & Expansion
Phone: 972-237-8020

Rita Heep
Business Manager, Redevelopment, and Main Street Manager
Phone: 972-237-8036

Terrence Harbin
Economic Development Coordinator
Phone: 972-237-8029