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Tom Palmer
Manager for Economic Development
Phone: (972) 216-6340
Mobile: (214) 729-6142
E-mail: tpalmer@ci.mesquite.tx.us

Quick Facts
Top 15 Employers List
1. Mesquite Independent School District – 4,100
2. Town East Mall – 3,000
3. United Parcel Service – 2,350
4. City of Mesquite – 1,100
5. Eastfield College – 950
6. HMA Mesquite Hospitals – 700
7. Wal-Mart Supercenter – 510
8. Integra Color Group – 425
9. Baker Drywall – 400
10. Lineage Power – 310
11. Christian Care Center – 280
12. Dal-Tile – 225
13. Fritz Industries – 210
14. Pepsi Bottling of Mesquite – 200
15. Union Pacific Railroad Intermodal – 200

Business Retention

It is an elementary principle of business. Numbers. Don’t. Lie.

Most economic development statistical data indicates that 65-85 percent of all new jobs created in a community, as well as the new capital investment, comes by way of expansion by existing firms.

Mesquite’s business retention initiative is comprised of three main components:

1) Visitations
2) Follow up and relationship building
3) Communication tools

The visitations are important to establish the other two. Through the visitations, meeting with business owners and CEOs, we are able to chronicle the issues or concerns they have and work toward getting them addressed.
We are able to share in their successes help with potential expansion plans by guiding it through the process.

The visitation reports are reviewed and proper follow-up is stressed. The communication tools are established by a database to provide information on important topics and even through the Web site.