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Business Environment

The City of Cedar Hill was dependent upon agriculture during its early years and became a suburban bedroom community during the construction of Joe Pool Lake. This change came about due to employment opportunities in the area as well as easy access to DFW airport and other Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex communities.

Business development in the form of light manufacturing, commercial and retail enterprises have substantially increased since 1998 as we continue promoting economic development opportunities to future partners in the progress. The City currently has four industrial parks and several large industrially zoned tracts of land capable of accommodating future development in this sector of the City.  

Lakeridge, an executive housing option, is enjoyed by area employers and soon additional single-family homes will be available in the southeast area of the City where property owners can enjoy schools of choice.


Cedar Hill, Texas, is the shopping and restaurant destination for Southern Dallas County. Since 1999, Cedar Hill's retail sector has added close to four million square feet of office and retail space. It is always a great time to locate, grow, and expand business in Cedar Hill. Click here to learn more about opportunities in the City of Cedar Hill.

The Cedar Hill Planning Department spearheaded a long range development plan called The City Center Plan.  The plan is a specific area plan dedicated to transforming Cedar Hill’s City Center into a walkable, mixed-use destination that will have a sense of place. City Center consists of 3 sub districts referred to as Uptown, Midtown, and Historic Downtown. The scope of the project is incredibly huge as it centers around the Government Center and includes 800 acres of land from Hillside Village to the Historic Downtown area.  City Council adopted the plan in October 2014; the implementation of this plan is fully underway and developments continue within the City Center area. 

As a part of the City’s Vision for the future, the City Council is making it a priority to define what it means to have distinct character.  Defining strategic initiatives for Cedar Hill know as 2028 Goals. These goals continue to drive the City to be safe, have Texas Schools of Choice, are Clean, have Vibrant Parks & Natural Beauty, have a Strong & Diverse Economy, and provide Excellent, Safe, Efficient Mobility.

With a commitment to its businesses, its people, and its place – Cedar Hill is the natural choice for those who want big city amenities, with a small town ambience.  Where transparent government, a business friendly environment, and space to grow, allows Cedar Hill to stand out and be the preferred choice among DFW area. 

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