Area Profile


With a population of more than 144,000, Mesquite is one of the largest cities in the Metroplex. Located just 14 miles east of Dallas, Mesquite delivers accessibility, a diverse and talented workforce, and a strong economic climate.

A large portion of Mesquite’s economy comes from retail shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Mesquite’s Rows of Texas offers patrons an incredible assortment of shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment options. Home to the 1.3 million square-foot Town East Mall, AMC 30 Theatre, and the world famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo, the Rows of Texas boasts one of the highest concentrations of retail shops in the region and has more than 100 dining establishments. Many of these businesses are regional, state, and national leaders in sales and volume within their industry.

In addition to commercial activity, Mesquite also has a very strong industrial base. The Skyline Logistics Hub, one of Dallas County’s largest industrial parks, is home to more than 75 businesses including Union Pacific Railroad’s Intermodal and Rail Port Hub, Pepsi Bottling Group, United Parcel Service’s ground sorting center, FedEx Ground, Orora Visual, Fritz Industries, and Benjamin Moore Paint.