Goals for Economic Development

The City Council directs the growth of Mesquite with the guiding principles of six strategic goals: Safe Community; Attractive Neighborhoods; Improved Transportation and Mobility; Vibrant Economy; High Performing/Transparent Government; Quality Recreation and Culture.

As a part of empowering a Vibrant Economy, the policies and priorities listed below center around partnering with the development community to achieve the objectives which support this goal.

Investment in new and existing businesses

Long term plan for the Town East retail area

Revitalization of targeted retail and business centers

Downtown revitalization

Robust pool of skilled workers and stakeholder partnerships

Economic Development Strategic Plan

The City of Mesquite is in the final stages of it's first ever Economic Development Strategic Plan. The City engaged Resonance Consultancy to aide the City and it's stakeholders in the process. A business owner/manager, as well as a resident survey, was launched in April of 2022. In May, there were around ten roundtable discussions with targeted groups (workforce partners, for example) to solicit feedback. Later in the month, there was a Visioning Workshop in which businesses and residents were encouraged to participate.  

Updated Schedule / Engagement Plan

Visioning Workshop Agenda

Visioning Workshop Presentation

Executive Summary of Research

Research Deeper Dive - Benchmarking Analysis

Research Deeper Dive - Cluster Analysis

Steering Committee Kick-Off Meeting Presentation

Focus Groups

Join our efforts in coordinating and executing our Economic Development Strategic Plan. To join your preferred group (you are welcome to join one or as many as you would like) simply click on the button below for the corresponding group and fill out the form.