Denison has everything a growing company is looking for in our Foundation Business Park, Texoma Technology Park and North Texas Logistics Park.
Many parcels offer various attractive features and fully developed, shovel ready sites. In addition, our competitive advantage is the fact that manufacturing and distribution have been highly valued and have been critical industries in our region for decades. Numerous successful, local companies are evidence this sector of our economy is still going strong.
When any industry chooses a new location they want to know the community they choose will be pro-business and responsive to their needs over the long term. We would be glad to provide contacts for every industry/major employer in our city and urge your client to contact them for information on what they think about doing business in Denison.
Denison: A Leader in the Texoma Region
The City of Denison (population of approx. 26,500) is a primary city in the Sherman-Denison MSA (population of more than 141,100).
Denison's robust Primary Retail Trade Area includes:
Denison's Primary Trade Area Population exceeds 220,000.
- Current consumer spending is reflected in these categories. There is room for growth!
- $453,739,686 Food at Home
- $256,055,065 Entertainment and Recreation
- $238,804,244 Food Away from Home
- $192,945,994 Household Furnishings and Equipment
- $143,462,178 Travel
- $139,405,237 Apparel and Services
- $90,590,177 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
According to ESRI Denison Trade Region Report, August 2023
Retail, Restaurant, and Professional
Denison has limited commercial lease space available for retail, restaurant and professional prospects! TxDOT Traffic Counts (PDF) for the Highway 75 corridor in Denison are 60,000. Record-level residential construction activity along with impressive growth and development at Texoma Medical Center is driving demand for retail, restaurant, and professional office space. Denison stakeholders have vigorously invested over $400,000,000 since 2009 (PDF) and the return on investment has been tremendous. New housing starts and multi-family development are reflections of this investment in Denison. We need retail & restaurant development to catch up!
Downtown Denison Redevelopment
(Denison Main Street District) Over 500 properties make up Denison’s Historic Downtown District. Numerous new businesses and restaurants (like 34 Chophouse, Landon Winery, Frank and Lola’s Bohemian Tacos, Green Growler, Hey Sugar, Horse’s Axe, Say When Brewery and many more) create a variety of exciting tastes and entertainment options.
See the Denison Live website for business listings and events like the Music on Main Summer Concert Series. Loft development is continuing an exciting downtown redevelopment trend with 70+ lofts now downtown. Denison Development Foundation is currently offering a 15% Matching Incentive (Destination Creation Grant) for destination developments including restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries, and/or tasting rooms in the Downtown Denison Entertainment District. There have been 15 Destination Incentive recipients since 2015.
Denison created Tax-Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 (The Downtown TIRZ) in December 2016 to fund an aggressive redevelopment effort. Designing Downtown Denison “D3 Streetscape” has completed Phase One and planning for Phase Two is underway. Before/After examples below: