Economic Development


WILMER, Texas is America's Logistics Hub

After Union Pacific (UP) chose Wilmer for its global intermodal facility, the City attracted Fortune 500 companies like Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Whirlpool, Ace Hardware, and Medline.

Wilmer's abundant, affordable acreage in five (5) industrial parks along with a workforce of 2 million, make Wilmer even more attractive. As Wilmer continues to grow, so does the need for more retail and lodging. Learn more about available retail sites.

Wilmer's low tax rates along with generous incentives is moving opportunity forward!  Read about the success of Texas supporting businesses, including Wilmer, by the numbers.  The infrastructure plan for Southern Dallas County is equally important to support continued growth.


Type A & Type B Corporations

Wilmer is one of a few Texas cities and municipalities that use a half-cent sales tax for the creation or retention of primary jobs in a range of sectors. These incentives are divided into Type A & Type B corporations and can be used for:

  • Land
  • Buildings
  • Equipment
  • Facilities
  • Expenditures
  • Targeted Infrastructure/Improvements

Type B corporations can also fund projects that are considered community development initiatives promising to result in a higher quality of life or quality of work. Additionally, Type B can apply funds for the analysis and enhancement of industrial properties as well as for retail and infrastructure studies. 

For Wilmer’s industrial recruitment, this dual coverage means double the available development funds, which translate in larger cash grants to qualified companies locating to the city.

For more information, please contact:

Rona Stringfellow
City Administrator
City of Wilmer
128 N. Dallas Ave
Wilmer, TX 75172
Phone: 972-441-637
Fax: 972-441-3061