Economic Development Director Steve Bowden

Steve Bowden
Executive Director of
Economic Development 

Economic Development strives is to maintain a high quality of life in Hurst by promoting the efficient and orderly development of private properties and encouraging the growth of business and enhancement of property values within the community. The Economic Development staff is available to work with the business community on projects of all sizes to promote those goals.

Hurst desires to develop programs to retain, expand, and attract business to the City. Toward that end staff coordinates activities in conjunction with civic and public groups including the Chamber of Commerce, school districts, regional and state agencies, as well as elected city officials.

Hurst Economic Development Website

The Hurst Economic Development site includes demographics, traffic counts, zoning and maps specific to the development community. In addition, available properties and lease spaces, known as the Top Ten Hot Spots can be found.

Want to open a business in Hurst? If so, reading this page may help get you started.

Economic Development News - November 2016

iFly HurstThere are a lot of positives associated with a City experiencing a nationally renowned new business locating within their boundaries. This quarter there were 55 new store openings in Hurst but certainly one of the most outstanding was the opening of the new Ifly Indoor Skydiving. They opened the doors to their new $6M entertainment venue for sky diving thrill seekers of all ages last month. They have locations throughout the world and it is great to see their new Hurst location listed alongside touristy locations like Hollywood, Orlando, San Diego, Chicago, Montreal, Dubai and Singapore. Just as attractive is the actual location they chose, immediately across from North East Mall on N.E. Loop 820 Highway. This area now becomes a Family Entertainment District with Rebounderz Trampoline Arena, Battlefield Frontlines Combat Laser Tag and Putt Putt that is now experiencing an expansion and full remodel, all within 1/2 mile of one another.

The City of Hurst also recently conducted its Hurst Business Appreciation Dinner for all its businesses to recognize local businesses for their hard work as they prepare for the busy Holiday season. Three Hurst businesses received Outstanding Business Awards for the year at the event. Grain & Dairy Gourmet Grilled Cheese Restaurant won for Outstanding New Business. The new Shops at Hurst Shopping Center anchored by the new Walmart Neighborhood Market won for Outstanding Renovation/Remodel. Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant was chosen as the Outstanding Business of the Year.

Through the third quarter existing single family home sales remained brisk as 613 were sold y-t-d to new families moving to Hurst. They were sold quickly also as the average days on market was a mere 22 days and they experienced a 13% increase in average sales price compared to last year at $210,000 per home sold. For more information on development opportunities in Hurst, call Steve Bowden at 817-788-7025, email or visit

For more information on the Economic Development opportunities in the City of Hurst contact Steve Bowden at 817.788.7025, or visit

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