Hurst Economic Development  
Hurst Economic Development

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Steve Bowden,
Economic Development Director


Michelle Lazo
Managing Director of Planning & Community Development


1505 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, Tx 76054


















Hurst Economic Development

The Hurst Economic Development Department monitors and promotes economic development opportunities throughout the City. We are continually working with the community and our business partners to cultivate a healthy economic environment by creating resources and opportunities that make it easier to do business in Hurst.


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.

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Economic Update 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 or contact Steve Bowden at 817 788 7025 or at


¤ Find a Business

Use The City of Hurst Online Business Guide to locate a Hurst business. It is a comprehensive online database, searchable by business category or name. You can find local businesses to provide services from apartments to wholesalers, and everything in between.


¤ Reports and Resources

Information about Hurst -- demographics, traffic counts, labor / workforce.


¤ Doing Business in Hurst

Access city and state requirements for starting a business.


¤ Maps

Whether you are looking for interactive maps, zoning maps, or aerial maps, you will find them here.


¤ Tarrant County's #1 Shopping Mall - North East Mall



Shop First in Hurst

Shopping local has always been a vital component to keeping the local economy strong and it’s now more important than ever. We hope to encourage and educate shoppers on the benefits of visiting, shopping and doing business in Hurst.