Economic Development Master Plan

The City of Southlake adopted its first Economic Development & Tourism Master Plan in 2011. It has now been five years since its adoption and the necessity for an updated plan is important due to the current economic climate nationally, regionally and locally. The main goal of economic development is improving the economic well-being of a community through efforts that entail job creation, job retention, tax base enhancements and quality of life.

The Southlake 2035 Economic Development Master Plan Committee, which consisted of the appointed Community Enhancement and Development Corporation (CEDC) members, oversaw the development of the Plan. Overall, the committee held three public meetings between February 2016 and June 2016 to discuss, review, and develop the recommendations for the plan. A SPIN Town Hall Forum was also held to solicit public input. In addition, both the Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council held public hearings for the Economic Development Master Plan prior to adopting it as Ordinance No. 1161 on October 4, 2016.

The Economic Development Master Plan represents the first adopted component of the Southlake 2035 Comprehensive Plan! The final plan document is available below:

Adopted Economic Development Master Plan

The Economic Development Master Plan identifies policies, programs and projects for implementation and development, and guides funding decisions. The Plan is divided into the following sections: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Southlake Market
  4. Economic Incentives
  1. Business Retention and Expansion
  2. Citizen and Community Engagement
  3. Implementation, Evaluation and Prioritization
  1. Planning

    Physical Address
    1400 Main Street
    Suite 310
    Southlake, TX 76092


    Phone: (817) 748-8621
    Fax: (817) 748-8077

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday - Friday

    Development Questions
    Submit your questions about development in Southlake here.

    Planning & Zoning Customer Service Survey
    Please take a moment to complete our customer service survey: Link