City of Mesquite
Mesquite has long been recognized as a major retail area within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. From the construction of Big Town Mall, which was the first enclosed mall in Texas, to the opening of Town East Mall, the growth of the retail sector has continued unabated for over 40 years. With over 4 million square feet of retail space, more than 6 million square feet of total business space, and two restaurant rows offering over 30 restaurants and 42 movie screens, Mesquite’s reputation as a retail, restaurant and entertainment destination is well deserved.
The industrial side of Mesquite is equally impressive. The Skyline Industrial Park is over 300 acres in size and is home to the largest concentration of industries on the east side of the Metroplex. Ranging in size from the small manufacturer employing less than 10 people to the giant of industry - United Parcel Service -- that employs over 2,000 people, the Skyline Industrial Park is ideally located for manufacturing and distribution industries.
Located on the east side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Mesquite is served by five highways: I-20, I-30, I-635, S.H. 352, and U.S. Highway 80 and is an ideal site for industry.
The Union Pacific Railroad operates an intermodal operation within the Skyline Industrial Park which is one of the largest intermodal facilities in the country. Recent projects have added over 3,500,000 square feet of industrial/office space and a 500 acre business park is under development at the intersection of I-20 and the future SH 190/Loop 9 interchange.
Mesquite has received the Governor’s Community Achievement Award, Texas Urban Forestry Award, and the National League of Cities Award of Excellence. It has also been designated a Tree City U.S.A. and a bird sanctuary, received a national City Livability Award and was named a finalist for the All American City Award in 1995. The Dallas Business Journal named the Skyline Business Park the winner of the Best New Industrial Project 2000 and the Texas Economic Development Council named Mesquite the winner of the Community Economic Development Award of Excellence for 2001.
Retail opportunities, a fully serviced industrial park with intermodal facilities, a corporate airport, and a commitment to quality have made Mesquite the choice for business within the Metroplex. Mesquite is ready to introduce you to your destination.