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Denton Economic Development Partnership
Contact: Adam Gawarecki
414 Parkway
Denton, TX 76202
Phone: 940-382-7151
www.dentonepd.com


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Denton, Texas is a growing city of 128,205 people, as of the 2014 U.S. Census Estimations, located within the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Situated where Interstate Highway 35 East and West join together, Denton is home to both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University representing 50,000 enrolled students. North Central Texas College, a two-year undergraduate school with a campus in nearby Corinth, also provides higher educational opportunities. The university presence lends itself to providing a trained and ample workforce, as well as an overall educated population. Denton is also an approximate 30-minute drive from D/FW International and Love Field Airports, and includes its own municipal airport as well.

Denton recognizes the importance of industry in community planning and the positive impact of industry growth for Denton. Companies such as Peterbilt Motors, Jostens, United Copper Industries, Acme Brick, Victor Technologies (Thermadyne Industries), and Sally Beauty Company have called Denton their corporate headquarter or primary manufacturing home for many years, embracing the attractive demographics for their employees, clients and business.

Advantages

Location & Transportation

Denton has immediate access to highways, air, and rail. Strategically positioned within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex – just 37 miles northwest of Dallas and 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth – Denton is situated on the Interstate 35 Corridor where I-35 E and I-35 W intersect. From Denton, you can reach 35 percent of the U.S. population by vehicle within 24 hours and 98 percent within 48 hours.

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Technology & Creativity

Denton’s two universities and a growing creative class help us top the charts at #6 in a national study of high-tech capabilities and job creation. We also rank in the top ten cities for data-security, thanks to our low-risk, cost-effective data protection services.

Denton is advancing local high-tech development and fostering creative innovation in a drive to establish itself as one of the most connected cities in the world, and CoDenton is the collaborative initiative that will get us there.

We’re working together to define what technological innovation can mean to a growing city. From fostering ideas and creativity in new businesses and startups to connecting as a community to solve serious planning and public health issues, we look forward to advancing the impact a modern city like Denton can have on the way the world thinks.

Workforce


People drive the success of the Denton’s business and industry. Denton proper has a workforce of more than 68,000, and there are more than 400,000 available workers in Denton County. Overall, the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA has a workforce of over 3.4 million.

As the home of the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, Denton’s workforce is highly educated. Our local community college, North Central Texas College, provides technical and specialty training. Denton Independent School District’s LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex prepares high school juniors and seniors to enter the workforce with professional training and the necessary preparation to attain certifications or licenses in technical fields.

Denton, TXQuality of Life

Denton offers an engaged, high- quality lifestyle at a low cost of living in a diverse community where anyone can feel at home. In fact, Business Insider ranked Denton the #1 Best Small Town in America.

From music and museums to hiking trails and horse country, Denton offers a setting where these diverse worlds meet. We have shopping and sports, dining and dancing, and festivals and fun. There’s so much to discover in Denton, the hardest part is deciding where to start!
In addition to great entertainment and recreation, Denton is home to two state universities and an award-winning school district, ensuring that the value of education is woven into the fabric of our community.

What’s more, Denton is a medical destination for the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma region, offering state-of-the-art care close to home for you and your family.

Municipal Utilities

Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is the 6th largest municipally owned utility in Texas with a 353 megawatt peak load. DME received the American Public Power Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider Award, which places it in the top 9% of municipally owned utilities in the U.S. for service reliability. DME’s Average Service Availability Index (ASAI) has been 99.99% since 2009.

DME has competitive, stable rates for business and industrial customers, with option of long-term purchase power agreements to provide a predictable operating cost structure for qualifying companies. DME also provides an economic growth rider incentive to qualified new and expanding businesses in Denton.

DME is a renewable energy leader, with 40% of its energy portfolio in renewable. The City of Denton provides more wind power, per capita, than any U.S. city, and all DME customers receive 40% renewable energy at no additional cost.

If you have interest in doing business in Denton or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Adam Gawarecki at vp@dentonedp.com or 940-382-7151.

 
 
 
 
         
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