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People choose to call Burleson home not only because of our proximity to the Metroplex but for the many wonderful, family-friendly amenities our community offers. In 2012, the Burleson population surpassed 38,000 residents. Our city is one of the fastest-growing and more desirable communities in North Texas.

If you are considering relocating your business here, we have the demographics to support it. Burleson currently has more than 290,000 residents within a 10-mile radius of the city. Site selectors, real estate brokers and developers agree that Burleson’s location, transportation grid, infrastructure and numerous business resources ensure opportunities for business success. Our location within the DFW Metroplex is well-suited to the region’s growing industries that include energy, defense, aerospace, healthcare, logistics, communications and more.

The City of Burleson’s Economic Development Division employs a professional staff who are well-versed in development incentive programs and the long-range growth programs for our city. They welcome inquiries regarding the bright opportunities to do business in Burleson. For more information on the City of Burleson or Ecomonic Development opportunities, visit the City’s website at www.burlesontx.com.

REASONS TO CHOOSE BURLESON

Fast Growing Area
• 65 percent population growth since 2000
• $1.2 billion in retail sales annually
• Population of 290,000 within 15-minute drive

Ideal Location
• Nine miles of frontage on IH-35W
• Chisholm Trail Parkway opens 2014

Aggressive Incentives
• Local and state economic development programs
• Progressive government

Qualified Workforce
• 56 percent with college experience
• Corporate training partner at Hill College
• Low Unemployment Rates

Lower Cost of Doing Business
• Less than six percent of workforce is unionized
• Lowest cost of living among any major metropolitan area in the country
• Tort reform protections

High Quality of Life
• $300 million in community assets completed in the last five years

• Numerous schools rated as exemplary by the Texas Education AgencyThe City of Burleson and the Chamber of Commerce not only provide services to get your business here; they help to keep it here, promoting a pro-business climate and make-it-happen attitude. Incentives are available for projects that will significantly increase the tax base, provide employment opportunities for Burleson or both. Custom incentive packages can be made for businesses looking to expand or locate to Burleson. Since 2000, these incentives have produced more than $75 million in direct investment in Burleson, creating over 1,000 jobs. Local incentives include:

• Chapter 380 Economic Development Grants
• City and County tax abatements (business property and real property)
• Type A and B sales tax
• Creation of special taxing districts
• Fast-track permitting
• Infrastructure assistance
• Workforce development assistance

READY FOR INDUSTRY
In 2007, the City of Burleson and the Burleson 4A Economic Development Corporation partnered to purchase 159 acres of land adjacent to IH-35W. Today, HighPoint Business Park is complete and ready for development with full utilities available. A master-planned development, HighPoint is ideally suited for industries such as logistics and distribution, metal fabrication, or defense or aerospace businesses.

Amenities include:
• Aggressive local and state incentive packages
• Covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs)
• Directly adjacent to IH-35W
• Full utilities including gas, water, sewer and regional storm water detention

For the most up-to-date information on HighPoint Business Park, visit the City of Burleson’s website at www.burlesontx.com.

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