Duncanville works hard to support its business community and help it thrive. Duncanville understands that "success breeds success," and the city's Community & Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is focused on supporting businesses and providing them with access to the incentives and support needed for success.
The CEDC has invested more than $2.6 million in economic and community development in the past two years. The investment has been used to successfully recruit and retain dozens of businesses and further beautify this thriving city.
Duncanville also offers a Low Interest Loan Program to area businesses for restoration, renovation, rehabilitation, preservation and the new construction of commercial buildings within the city limits. In addition, Duncanville provides exterior grant programs that include paint, landscape and signage updates.
The Small Business Development Center assists entrepreneurs and veteran businesses in planning their future. The center offers business seminars and financial counseling, along with business and marketing plan assistance.
Duncanville is aggressive and creative when it comes to recruiting businesses that will add value to the community, and its work toward this goal has resulted in great success.
Major employers in the area include the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, brittle-brittle, Inc., DeFord's Lumber and Millworks, Duncanville Ford, the Duncanville ISD, Dr Pepper StarCenter, Personalized Communications, Pioneer Frozen Foods, Inc., P&W Quality Machine and Texwood Industry.
Captains of Industry
Duncanville is a city with a wealth of business opportunities. Duncanville is in a prime geographic location, offers a qualified employment pool, has aggressive incentive programs and a mature infrastructure system.
With an excellent transportation infrastructure and convenient access to major freeways, railways and airports (minutes from Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport), Duncanville is a convenient and cost effective location from which to do business at a local, regional, national and international level. The industrial and business parks in the Best Southwest area are among the city's prime business locations, and have vacant tracts of land to offer potential developers.
The Community Economic Develop-ment Corporation continues to attract new development, ensure business ret-ention and assist with business expansion through aggressive incentives and "fast track" business assistance at different levels. Assistance programs include traditional economic incentives (such as tax abatements) and smaller programs, such as the Paint Grant Program, the Low Interest Loan Program and the Landscaping Grant Program.