Economic Development

Why Granbury?

   Geographic Location & Accessibility

  • Micropolitan area located within the Fort Worth-Arlington MSA Division of the Dallas Metroplex (DFW CSA)
  • Total population of Hood County and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA is the 4th largest in the U.S., over 7.8 million
  • Population of over 2.6 million within the labor shed
  • City and County population growth of 2% to 4.5% per year
  • Located along U.S. Highway 377, 30 miles from Fort Worth, with accessibility to other major highways including connections to I-20, I-30, I-35W, and I-820, and US 281
  • Passenger & freight air service via Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport and Granbury Regional Airport
  • Rail service provided by Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) short line connections to BNSF, Union Pacific, Kansas City     Southern, and Texas Pacifico, connecting to Ferromex at the Mexican border crossing of Presido/Ojinaga 
  • Public transit available through shuttle services and taxis with service to DFW

Square at Christmas Aerial Photo 3   Quality Lifestyle and Work Environment

  • The Historic Town Square was the first in Texas to be listed on The National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and features over 40 stores, 20 + numerous top-quality restaurants, numerous hotels and inns, and the Granbury Resort Conference Center overlooking the lake
  • Located on the banks of Lake Granbury and the Brazos River at the entrance to the Texas Hill Country with a variety of recreational offerings including boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, camping, horseback riding, hiking, and biking
  • Public school test scores exceed national and state averages, and there are public, private, and parochial options to choose from
  • Excellent healthcare options include Lake Granbury Medical Center and other nationally recognized Fort Worth Medical District Hospitals
  • Competitively priced residences ranging from apartments or condos to executive housing, and situated on the waterfront, along tree-lined streets, on ranch land, or within walking distance of the Historic Town Square
  • Safe community with well-managed, responsive, pro-business local government

   Competitive Business Environment

  • EPA Attainment Area
  • Located within the Central Time Zone
  • Lower operating and utility costs
  • Flexible, competitive economic development incentives to support business recruitment and expansion
  • A labor pool of over 1.3 million within the labor shed with lower wage rates than other areas

   Real Estate Opportunities

  • Competitive real estate purchase and lease rates
  • Rail-served 318-acre Commerce Centre, located adjacent to the Granbury Regional Airport and priced at $35,000/acre
  • Numerous office, industrial and retail land sites along the SH 377 Corridor and Loop 567
  • Retail/hospitality development sites and building inventory along SH 377 and in the vicinity of the Historic Town Square