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The City of Red Oak continues to experience steady, diversified growth in all sectors of its economy, underpinned by ongoing growth in the Dallas Metroplex and North Texas.  Red Oak's location, quality of life, low taxes, high level of city services, low crime rate, competitive housing choices, and reasonable lease rates for Industrial, Office, and Retail space continue to differentiate Red Oak as a unique value within the Metroplex.

Considering Red Oak for your business or development? Please explore the links below, which will provide in-depth information on developing a business site in our community. 

Strategic Plan: Economic Development Department

U.S. Census Data

Community Profile

2022 - 2023 State of the City (Honorable Mark L. Stanfill, DVM, Mayor)

Industrial Properties

Commercial & Retail Properties

  1.  Commercial/Retail Properties - Property Listing and Location Map (PDF)
  2. Consumer Spending and Market Profile - City (2018 - 2023)  (PDF)
  3. Red Oak Primary Trade Area Data (PDF)
  4. Red Oak Primary Retail Trade Area Map (PDF)
  5. Traffic Counts Exhibit (Selected Locations) (PDF)

History  (1844 – Present)

Population Growth (1990 - 2022) 

Education Excellence (Red Oak & DFW Region)  

Major Employers (Public & Private)

Workforce (Employment, Earnings, Industry, Occupations)

  1.  Employment by Occupation (Occupation Group, Employment, Percent (PDF)
  2. Wages Report by Occupation (Red Oak, TX): DFW MSA (PDF) 
  3. Labor Force Availability (10 Mile Radials: 10 to 60 Miles) (PDF)
  4. Talent Pool Availability (50 Mile Radius) (PDF)
  5. Business Report: Number of Businesses by Industry, Sales, Employment (PDF)
  6. Ellis County Profile (PDF)
  7. Texas Labor Market Information (LMI)  - Find labor market information about the Texas economy and workforce. 
  8. Texas Labor Analysis (TLA)  - Texas Labor Analysis provides tools for insight into labor supply and demand in Texas.

Government (Local, State, Federal) 

Taxes & Cost of Doing Business (Local, State, Federal)

Economic Development Incentives

  1. Tax Abatement Policy: City of Red Oak (PDF) (Tax Abatement Process PDF)
  2. Tax Abatement Application (Excel - Application Only)
  3. Tax Abatement Policy & Worksheet: Ellis County (PDF)
  4.  Freeport Exemption: City of Red Oak and Red Oak ISD (PDF)
  5.  Chapter 380 Agreement: City of Red Oak (PDF)
  6. Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE)

Economic Development Incentives (State)

  1. Texas Enterprise Zone: Office of the State Comptroller
  2. Texas Capital Fund: Texas Department of Agriculture
  3. Texas Enterprise Fund: Office of the Governor
  4. Texas Skills Development Fund - Workforce Training Program

Healthcare & Medical Centers 

Residential Opportunities 

Transportation Access (Highways & Air Travel) 

Utilities (Public & Private) 

Water System (Public)

Wastewater System (Public)

Quality of Life (Fun Things to Do & Climate)