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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Visit the SBA website for information to help support small business owners during this time of crisis. Here you will find information on the economic injury disaster loan program, guidance for businesses and employers, SBA products and resources, government contracting, and local assistance.
Economic Development News - Fall/Winter 2019-2020
This is the time of year when most can’t hardly believe the year is near complete and they are already enjoying all the excitement associated with the holiday season. We are thankful for all our friends and family and look forward to sharing how much we care over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. It is equally important to our business community as the last six weeks of the year are when they typically generate 35% to 40% of their annual volume. New stores rush to make grand openings before Black Friday and existing retailers stock their shelves with their highest levels of inventory and extend their operating hours to enhance shopping convenience. The City of Hurst and its citizens are thankful for the 111 new businesses that opened in 2019 and for the 1350 total businesses in our 10 square mile city. Shoppers should enjoy the 16 new restaurants that have opened their doors since last Christmas as well including Pineapple Grill, Tacos Y Mas, Wounded Duck Tavern N Grill, Boba Tea and Flavor of Asia, Tutti Frutti Ice Cream and others.
Most retailers “deck the halls” with joyous and colorful seasonal decorations inside their stores and often outside as well. The colorful jubilation is more readily evident when many stores are gathered in one general area like the 200 stores at North East Mall and The Shops at North East. The kickoff of their busy season was highlighted this year with the ReGrand Opening of the new “one of a kind” Penney’s store that opened with its new look November 1. The Hurst Penney’s location was chosen out of 860 stores across the country and their new, total rebuild is a must see this holiday season. Other new stores that have opened at North East Mall this year include Gianni’s Menswear, Aerie, Seventh Sense, Wave, Old Boot Factory and Hoss and David’s Italian Burgers.
This time next holiday season shoppers will enjoy the recently announced Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning stores that will open after the first of the year on W. Pipeline. They can also enjoy a long holiday stay if traveling from out of town at the new extended stay Candlewood Suites Hotel that will open in the first quarter 2020. For more information on the City of Hurst, please visit hursttx.gov or contact Steve Bowden at 817 788 7025 or at email@example.com.
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.
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.