A company can find all the business services it needs in DeSoto. The area has many attorneys, accountants, insurance agencies and financial institutions. Nearby major retailers carry supplies, equipment, furniture and services to meet any business need. A variety of printers, copy centers and sign shops can help owners get the word out about their business. Employment agencies are available for those seeking new employees or individuals looking for a new job. Visit the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce website at www.desotochamber.org and click on Member Directory for quick links to member businesses.
Commercial development in DeSoto has remained strong and steady in recent years. However, the city has particularly experienced an abundance of activity in the hotel business. Newly built hotels on the west access road of I-35E include the Home2 Suites by Hilton at Centre Park Boulevard and the Glo by Best Western between Meadows Parkway and Southpointe Drive. In addition, a new Comfort Suites is situated on Wintergreen Road just west of I-35E.
Other key commercial development projects include a potential new retail power center south of Belt Line Road on I-35E, a recently completed shopping center and grand entrance into the city on the southwest corner of I-35E, a new 47,000-square-foot shopping plaza adjacent to the Walmart on Belt Line, a potential mixed-use development at Wintergreen and Cockrell Hill and the mixed-use, commercial/residential project at city hall.
Significant growth is also taking place in the city’s medical area including a $40 million medical office park at U.S. Highway 67 and Wheatland Road by Methodist Charlton Medical Center. At full build-out, this multi-phase development will include a long-term acute care hospital, a medical office building, medical office condos and commercial outlots, which house the extended-stay TownePlace Suites by Marriott, restaurants and other commercial service facilities.
The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board and staff work diligently to attract new industrial, commercial, and retail projects. They coordinate incentives on a case by case basis, finance the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund, and offer business retention/expansion and site selection services. The DEDC offices are inside DeSoto Town Center at 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd. For more information, visit www.dedc.org or call (972) 230-9611.