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Developing a Downtown Business

Your entrepreneurial journey starts here

You dream of stepping away from the pack and becoming an entrepreneur. You have the concept, the drive, the heart. But where do you go from here?

The Mesquite Downtown Development team is here to help. Whether you need demographic data, help with compiling a business plan, or just wanting to get to know your potential downtown neighbors, we're able to make that happen for you. We can tailor a response to any need you might have; below you'll see just a few of the things we can offer to help you start on that journey to success.
    • Downtown demographic data and analysis
    • Access to business counseling services
    • Coaching on business and entrepreneurial trends
    • Connecting entrepreneurs to services and resources on everything from marketing to pro forma analysis
    • Information on how to access federal and state tax credits for property rehabilitation
    • Access to free design renderings for downtown building face improvements, signage and lighting
    • Potential grants for approved facade renovations and signage (available to business and property owners)
    • Mentoring by downtown business owners
    • Information on available properties
    • Connection to successful business models and mentors in other Texas Main Street communities
In other words, we will go the extra mile for you. Give us a call at (972) 216-6450 and start your journey with a friendly, no-pressure conversation. Or, just send an email to We'll respond promptly and do our best to support your dreams.

Available Properties

Downtown Mesquite participates in the website that features an inventory of all properties available for lease or sale in our district. is a real estate and building inventory aggregate tool developed by the Texas Historical Commission for historic Texas downtowns participating in the Texas Main Street and Certified Local Government programs.

You'll find maps, images of downtown and valuable information about available incentives such as our Downtown Mesquite Facade Improvement Grant, free design renderings and potential mechanisms such as historic preservation tax credits, lower-interest small business loans and more.

Helpful information links for entrepreneurs

All of the sites listed below provide easy-to-use, practical information on how to start and manage your business as well as guidance to workshops and classes for the entrepreneur.
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