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Downtown development encompasses so many subjects; it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to learning more. We suggest the following websites to address subjects from City of Mesquite services to historic preservation and resources for small businesses. Not finding exactly what you need? Call us at (972) 216-6450 or send us an email at We are eager to help!
City of Mesquite Economic Development Office
This website offers detailed information on all things Mesquite and economic development. Want the latest in demographics? Find it at this site. Curious about the details on housing, education, workforce and more? You'll find all of that and more at this site.

Texas Historical Commission
Saving and promoting our authentic built history, as well as our cultural history, is crucial to quality of life and economic development. Become acquainted with the mission of the Texas Historical Commission at this site.

National Main Street Program
For 40 years, Main Street has been the leader in downtown revitalization throughout the United States. This organization is at the forefront of cutting-edge economic development best practices for commercial district and historical areas. Learn more about the Four Point Approach and Transformation Strategies at this site.
City of Mesquite
Whether it's information on Mesquite's 70+ parks, our historic sites, development services or a myriad of other subjects, you'll find it on the City of Mesquite website.

Texas Main Street
The Texas Main Street program is one of the oldest and most successful downtown revitalization operations in the nation. Get to know what the program offers to its designated communities (Mesquite included) at this site.

Dallas College Small Business Classes
Dallas College has a robust schedule of helpful classes for entrepreneurs. Those in the dream, operational or expansion stage of business will benefit from these sessions.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
For 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places. A privately funded nonprofit organization, the Trust works to save imperiled buildings, revitalize downtowns, and tell stories that help all people see themselves in our nation’s diverse history.

State of Texas Small Business Programs
The State of Texas is a great source for information for entrepreneurs. Check out this site and the many documents, classes and programs available to small business owners.
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Visit the website of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce to learn more about their work on behalf of the community.

Texas Downtown Association
The Texas Downtown Association is the statewide private sector agent for downtown revitalization in Texas. This alliance of downtown development professionals, services and partners provides educational, technical and informational support to downtowns throughout the Lone Star State.

City of Mesquite Planning and Zoning
Visit the City of Mesquite Planning and Zoning Department page for guidance on construction permitting, signage guidelines and more.
The Governor's Small Business Handbook
The Small Business Handbook provides in-depth information on starting a business in Texas. This handbook was compiled by the Texas State Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism.

Historic Mesquite
Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of identifying and preserving historic structures, identifying and securing historic designations for properties, and providing the public with the tools to navigate Mesquite's history and culture.
Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau is a tourism organization under the City of Mesquite. The office inspires travel to Mesquite and fosters authentic experiences resulting in vocal advocates for Mesquite through utilizing new technologies and key trend insights in bringing the targeted visitor to Mesquite.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S Small Business Administration or SBA is a government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses
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