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Local Economy Heating Up

AMANDA ROGERS, Mansfield News Mirror

New businesses that have been cooking for months are starting to be served up in Mansfield. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand for space in Mansfield,” said Scott Welmaker, the city’s economic director. “Restaurants and stores are dying to be in Mansfield.”

Assistant economics director Richard Nevins agreed. “It’s a great time […]

By |May 11th, 2017|

Mansfield is the Perfect Spot for Development Success

BELINDA WILLIS, Published by Texas Real Estate Business


The Mansfield Economic Development Corporation continually assists real estate developers looking for “the perfect spot” for retail, commercial or industrial projects in Texas.

The community, named by Money Magazine to its Best Places to Live in America list four times since 2007, is in the spotlight often due to […]

By |March 27th, 2017|

Dallas Stars, Mansfield Getting Underway on Latest StarCenter Ice Rink

CANDACE CARLISLE, Dallas Business Journal


The Dallas Stars, in partnership with the City of Mansfield, plan to begin work on a new city-owned Dr Pepper StarCenter facility, which will be the latest regulation-sized ice rink to be developed in the region.

This will be the eighth StarCenter facility to be built in North Texas, joining Euless, Farmers […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Tool company’s growth in North Texas builds case for U.S. manufacturing

BILL HETHCOCK, Dallas Business Journal

Pliers, screwdrivers, wire strippers, fish tapes and new products — including a new, fast-selling electrician multi-tool — are transformed from forged steel to finished products at Klein Tools’ manufacturing plants in Mansfield.

The company operates around-the-clock, churning out 30,000 hand tools per day from its Mansfield plants.

After years of U.S. manufacturers fleeing for cheaper […]

By |March 15th, 2017|

Mansfield well represented in Dallas Business Journal rankings

BELINDA WILLIS, List published by Dallas Business Journal


If you check out the 2017 Dallas Business Journal “Book of Lists,” you’ll find several Mansfield connections.

Mansfield-based Venus Construction Company is listed as the 32nd fastest growing private company. Venus Construction is a family-owned and operated underground utility construction company that has been in business since 1967.

Several retailers […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|