City of Hutchins, Texas - Economic Development

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The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation was formed with the mission of promoting a diversified and comprehensible economic climate that will stimulate growth in our city. This objective will be accomplished through new business recruitment along with assistance in retention and expansion of existing businesses.

Incorporated in 1997, the Hutchins EDC has historically focused its efforts on initiatives that facilitate manufacturing and industrial activity and have led to the creation of quality jobs. Our attraction efforts now include targeting industries tosupport these businesses as well as targeting retail establishments to support the needs of our citizens. Working closely with local, regional and state governments, the Hutchins EDC has a history of assisting employers to create winning solutions that strengthen their competitive edge.

The area's strategic location combined with reasonable land prices, plus an available workforce, makes Hutchins a model venue for progressive enterprises of to day and the future for a high quality of life.

The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation team can help you realize the benefits of locating your business in Hutchins, Texas. We provide the following services:

  • Site-selection assistance
  • Information and applications for federal, state and local financial incentives
  • Profiles on available buildings as well as Greenfield sites
  • Labor and community demographics
  • Business incentives and grants
  • One-s to p permit processing assistance

The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit entity funded by 4B sales tax proceeds as authorized by the State of Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979 and approved by a majority of the registered voters of the City of Hutchins.

Business Incentives

The City of Hutchins and the Hutchins Economic Development Corporation team understand the unique and confidential needs of businesses and developers. To facilitate and encourage development, the City offers progressive economic development incentives:

4B Sales Tax: Hutchins has the ability to use sales tax incentives authorized under Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code to develop commercial and retail projects. These Chapter 380 Agreements allow Hutchins to attract development by refunding a portion of the sales tax the project generates back to the developer under a long-term contract. These agreements are win-win for the developer and the City. The developer receives assistance to make the project viable, and the City benefits from growth in sales tax revenue, property taxes and new jobs.

Fast and Easy Permitting: The City of Hutchins understands the importance of taking a project from concept to reality in a timely manner. The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation will assist you to ensure that there are no roadblocks to delay your project. We will make sure that your project gets the most expedited permitting available anywhere. Here are some of the areas that we will lead the fast track permitting efforts:

  • Issuing of special use permits
  • Issuance of building permits
  • Issuances of sign permit
  • Plan review
  • Issuance of plumbing, heating, electrical permits
  • Issuance of grading permit
  • Architectural review
  • Variance
  • Zoning change

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ): In February 2008, the United States Foreign-Trade Board approved the expansion of FTZ-39 to include 382 acres in Hutchins. Companies can benefit from FTZs because FTZs are considered to be outside of U.S. Customs Territory for the purpose of customs duty payment. Therefore, goods entering FTZs are not subject to customs tariffs until the goods leave the zone and are formally entered into U.S. Customs Territory. Merchandise that is shipped to foreign countries from FTZs is exempt from duty payments. This provision is especially useful to firms that import components in order to manufacture finished products for export.

Infrastructure and Other Incentives: The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation will work with you on your entire project needs including infrastructure, workforce training, waste water, roads and more. No matter how small or how large the project, we will be there to make it work for you. There is no challenge too small or too large for our team to work through for you. We have a proven track record in finding creative solutions to even the toughest challenge.

Keep Hutchins Beautiful Grants: The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation will provide matching beautification Grants to qualified Hutchins businesses. Qualifying applicants may receive matching grant to fund projects that enhance property and provide visual improvements to their facilities. These projects may include landscaping, painting, parking improvements, signage, painting, building of facades and screening. Generally, the Hutchins Economic Development Corporation will match each project dollar for dollar up to five thousand dollars ($5000) in HEDC expenditures. An application is available for download below.

Tax abatements and rebates: The City of Hutchins considers tax abatements and rebates to eligible developments, based upon the new tax base value the project will add to Hutchins and based upon the number and type of jobs the project will save or create. An application and further explanation of the program guidelines are provided to potential applicants.

Tax Exempt Financing: Hutchins has the ability to partner with a local industrial development corporation to provide the conduit for issuing tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds for manufacturing company developments that meet state and federal guidelines. Potential projects are considered by the city's bond counsel.

Texas Enterprise Zone Program: About 95 percent of the City of Hutchins has been designated as an enterprise zone by the State of Texas. The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state.

Designated projects are eligible to apply for state sales and use tax refunds on purchases of all taxable items purchased for use at the qualified business site related to the project or activity. The level and amount of refund is related to the capital investment and jobs created at the qualified business site. In addition, the City of Hutchins offers incentives to participants under the enterprise zone program, such as tax abatement, tax increment financing and one-stop permitting.

Triple Freeport Tax Exemption on In transit Goods:Hutchins has Triple Freeport, the exemption of Freeport property from taxation by all three taxing jurisdictions - The City of Hutchins, Dallas County and the Dallas Independent School District. The exemption covers goods that are detained in the state for purposes of assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating by the person who acquired or imported the property.

To qualify for the exemption, the goods must be transported out of state no later than 175 days after the date that the owner acquired or imported the property. The owner must file an application with the Chief Appraiser by April 30 of each year the exemption is sought.

The Dallas County Appraisal District provides a worksheet and application for Freeport Exemptions.

Hutchins Incentive Applications

Hutchins Incentive Application Guidelines

Hutchins Incentive Application

Keep Hutchins Beautiful Application with Instructions

State Incentives

The Texas Enterprise Fund: The Texas Enterprise Fund can be used for a variety of economic development projects, including infrastructure development, community development, job training programs and business incentives.

The Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure and Real Estate Programs: These programs provide a way for an eligible applicant to receive funds to make infrastructure and/or real estate improvements to support a specific business that is expanding or beginning operations in the applicants jurisdiction. The business must create or retain jobs for Texans.

The Skills Development Fund: The Skills Development Fund is offered through the Texas Workforce Commission and assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job training projects at public community colleges or technical colleges.

The Emerging Technology Fund: The Emerging Technology Fund was created by the state to attract investment in cutting-edge research and technology. Projects are eligible for funding if they will result in the creation of high quality new jobs and have the potential to result in a medical or scientific breakthrough.

For information on local or state incentives contact John Hubbard, Executive Director, Hutchins EDC at 972-225-4449 or

Transportation and Logistics


Unsurpassed Highway Access

  • I-20 The primary east/west trucking corridor for the southern United States borders The Hutchins� north boundary.
  • I-35 The NAFTA Trade Corridor runs 4 miles to the west of Hutchins.
  • I-45 The direct route to the Port of Houston bisects the City of Hutchins.
  • Proposed Loop 9 The proposed multi-billion dollar highway and rail corridor will run 2 miles south of Hutchins.

Graphic courtesy of the Allen Group

The Trans-Texas Corridor

The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is a proposed transportation network composed of a 4,000-mile network of super-corridors up to 1,200 feet wide to carry parallel links of toll ways, rails, and utility lines spanning through Texas. One of the super-corridors will pass around Dallas to the southeast, just along the southern and eastern borders of the Dallas Logistics Hub.

The corridor will be divided into two separate elements: truck lanes and lanes for passenger vehicles. Similarly, the rail lines in the corridor will be divided among freight, commuter, and high-speed rail. Services expected to be carried in the utility corridor include water, electricity, natural gas, petroleum, fiber optic lines, and other telecommunications services. The TTC is planned to be completed over the next 50 years with routes being constructed based on demand. TxDOT will provide oversight for planning, construction, and maintenance while day-to-day operations will be performed by private companies.



Union Pacific Dallas Intermodal Terminal (DIT)

The Union Pacific Railroad opened its 360-acre state-of-the-art intermodal facility in 2005. Located on the west side of I-45 at Fulghum Road, the intermodal straddles the cities of Hutchins and Wilmer. The intermodal terminal is designed to process 365,000 over-the-road trailers or ocean-going containers annually.

The Dallas Intermodal Terminal features also include:

  • One track for receiving and departure of trains.
  • Four tracks with capacity to handle 76 intermodal "double-stack" railcars for unloading.
  • Five tracks to stage railcars for unloading.
  • Four cranes guided by Global Positioning System technology that allow for more efficient and safer lifting of trailers and containers on and off the railcars. Introduced for the first time at a Union Pacific intermodal yard, the satellite-guided technology also allows for safer operation of dual cranes on parallel tracks.
  • "Damage-Free" technology that automatically provides easier handling of containers and reduces potential damage.
  • More than 4,000 "staging" or parking places for trailers and containers.
  • Advanced technology, coordinating all movement of railcars, trucks and trailers and containers at the facility.
  • Technology that decreases truck processing from four minutes to as little as 30 to 90 seconds.

BNSF Intermodal Terminal (Proposed)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad recently announced the Company has purchased 198 acres of land on the western border of Hutchins in Lancaster and Dallas. BNSF also has an option of purchasing another 164 acres from the Allen Group for a potential intermodal. If BNSF uses its option and constructs an intermodal facility, it would be the first time two intermodal facilities operated by the two largest U.S. freight rail carriers are in the same area.


Getting to and from Hutchins by air is quick and easy!

The City's proximity to DFW International Airport and location within the Central Time Zone is a major convenience for area businesses. With over 1,900 flights daily by 20 major airlines, business travelers are within a three-hour flight of both the east and west coasts.

DFW provides non-stop service to 130 domestic and 38 international destinations worldwide. These direct flights reduce the travel required to efficiently conduct business.

Constructed in 2006, DFW International Airport's two million-square-foot International Terminal D is the perfect combination of passenger convenience, amenities and access to technology. The new international terminal will ensure the safest and most pleasant travel experience of any facility in the world.

Dallas Love Field, Dallas' inner city airport, is also convenient for area travelers, especially those traveling within Texas, or neighboring states. Love Field also supports private commercial services for corporate jets.

In addition, the Lancaster Municipal Airport and Dallas Executive airport provide private commercial services for area businesses and service for corporate jets. Each airport is only a few minutes from Hutchins.

Airport Locations

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

  • Distance from Hutchins: 34 miles
  • Airport Size: Approximately 30 square miles
  • Passenger Airlines:
  • 20 Domestic
  • 7 International
  • Passengers per year: 60 Million (2007)
  • Flights per day: 1,900
  • Parking Spaces: 40,000
  • Cargo Facilities: 18 air cargo carriers and 3 million square feet of cargo facilities on site.

Covering more than 29.8 square miles, DFW Airport is larger than Manhattan, NY (23.7 square miles). DFW Airport is the world's third busiest airport and is the only airport in the world with three control towers.


Dallas Love Field (DAL)

  • Distance from Hutchins: 20 miles
  • Passenger Airlines: 3 domestic airlines serving 19 cities
  • Passengers per year: 7 Million (2007)
  • Flights per day: 148
  • Parking Spaces: 7,500
  • Cargo Facilities: Seven full service fixed base operators (FBOs)

Dallas Love Field provides the best that can be offered in a convenient, efficient airport, serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs. Located in the heart of Dallas, Cedar Springs at Mockingbird, the airfield is 20 minutes from the Downtown Convention Center, West End, Infomart, and the Dallas Market Center.


Lancaster Municipal Airport (LNC)

  • Distance from Hutchins: Less than 2 miles
  • Airport size: 300 acres
  • Runway: Runway 13/31: 5,000 x 100 ft., Surface: Asphalt
  • Cargo Facilities: Available

The Lancaster Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Lancaster. Currently, the airport has one 5,000 x 100-foot runway. Plans for expansion include a second runway and lengthening the current airport runway to 7,500 feet and ultimately 9,000 feet. Lancaster offers a full range of FBO services.


Dallas Executive Airport (RBD)

  • Distance from Hutchins: 14 miles
  • Airport Size: 1,040 acres
  • Runways: 2
    • Runway 13/31: 6,451 x 150 ft., Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
    • Runway 17/35: 3,800 x 150 ft., Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
  • Cargo Facilities: Available

Dallas Executive Airport, formerly known as Redbird Airport, is a public airport located six miles southwest of the central business district (CBD) of the City of Dallas, in Dallas County, Texas, USA. The airport is used entirely for general aviation purposes and serves as a reliever airport for Dallas Love Field.



The Dallas Logistics Hub

Graphic courtesy of Dallas Logistics Hub

Hutchins is home to The Dallas Logistics Hub (DHL). Almost 2,000 of the facility's 6,000 acres is located within the City's boundaries. DLH is the largest new logistics park in North America, with and is master-planned for 60 million square feet of distribution, manufacturing, office and retail developments. DHL will position Dallas as the number one trade hub in the Southwest region and serve as the primary gateway for the distribution of goods to the major population centers in the Central and Eastern United States.

This premiere logistics park is adjacent to Union Pacific's Southern Dallas Intermodal Terminal, a potential BNSF intermodal facility, four major highway connectors (I-20, I-45, I-35 and Loop 9/Trans-Texas Corridor) and a future air cargo facility at Lancaster Airport.

The Dallas Logistics Hub will serve as a major Inland Port for regional and national distribution.

Learn More About The Dallas Logistics Hub


HUTCHINS, TX AREA - Education & Training

Hutchins and the surrounding area is committed to providing the educational needs to train and prepare students for professional opportunities with local businesses. Recognizing the impact that transportation and logistics plays in the community, area schools offer certification programs and degrees in Logistics Management & Technology and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.


Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Texas. DCCCD is comprised of seven colleges - Cedar Valley, Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland - plus the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications. Together, DCCCD offers more than 100 high-demand career programs. Cedar Valley College, located just 5 miles west of City Hall in Lancaster, works closely with the City to provide training for companies and businesses located in Hutchins. Training courses range from workplace Spanish, English as a second language, to computer and high-tech skills. Continuing education for professional and occupational development is also part of the college's commitment to academic excellence and professional growth.

Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development

Located just south of downtown Dallas, The was created in 1989 as a combined effort of the Dallas County Community College District and the private business sector to support economic development in Dallas County. The Institute represents a long-term commitment to fostering job creation, retention and business development. Services ay the Bill J. Priest Institute include:

  • Contract training and assessment to meet the needs of business and industry
  • Quality career training to prepare job seekers for employment
  • Cost-shared office space and affordable support services for entrepreneurs
  • Counseling, training and information resources for managing, financing and operating small businesses
For more information:

Cedar Valley College Training Web Page

Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development Web Page


The University of North Texas Dallas Campus

The University of North Texas Dallas Campus first opened its doors as an extension of the University of North Texas (Denton) in 2007. The campus sits on 264 acres near the intersection of IH-35E and IH-20 on Houston School Road and is just 15 minutes from Hutchins.

Recently, The University of North Texas Dallas Campus achieved a critical enrollment goal in its quest to become the first public university in the City of Dallas. Administrators at the campus have announced that enrollment has reached 2,333 students. More importantly, the School announced that full-time equivalent student enrollment has risen to 1,032. Under current legislation, the UNT Dallas Campus can begin the process of forming an independent university once enrollment has reached 1,000 FTE.

Dr. John Ellis Price, UNT System vice chancellor and CEO of the UNT Dallas Campus, said the achievement of the campus' FTE goal is "the most important accomplishment that this campus has achieved in propelling us from a branch campus to status as an independent university." Dr. Price added that "UNT at Dallas' independent status will give the university the ability to respond to the educational and workforce development needs of North Texas and the surrounding region."

Currently the Campus offers 21 undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs. Plans include developing degree programs in emerging fields to fill a growing number of jobs in professional fields, industry and health care.

Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College is a faith-based, four-year, undergraduate, coeducational, liberal-arts institution, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The mission of the College is to provide a quality education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Furthermore, academic excellence lies at the heart of the College's mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and appreciation of cultural diversity. Paul Quinn College is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is located about 4 miles north of Hutchins on Simpson Stuart Road in Dallas.

The College enrolls about 700 students which allows for one-on-one communication with the faculty. This past year, there were 26 full-time and 43 part-time faculty members. The college offers programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering Technology, Legal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology, Religion and Organizational Management. The College offers on-campus student dormitories, an on-campus bookstore, computer labs, varsity athletics, intramural sports, student clubs, and Honor Societies, and a host of extracurricular activities. Several social and educational experiences are offered through the Miss Paul Quinn pageant, Honors Convocation, Homecoming Activities, Honda Campus All Star Challenge, Community Service and Service Learning projects. The College also offers on-campus job fairs, career planning workshops, leadership seminars, and a guest lecture series featuring prominent, local community leaders and entrepreneurs.

For more information:

Paul Quinn College Web Page


Other Area Colleges and Universities

Baylor College of Dentistry - - 12 miles

Dallas Baptist University - - 19 miles

El Centro College - - 13 miles

Mountain View College - - 20 miles

North Lake College - - 24 miles

Northwood University - - 19 miles

Parker College of Chiropractic - - 19 miles

Southern Methodist University - - 16 miles

The Universities Center at Dallas - - 13 miles

University of Dallas - - 22 miles

University of Texas at Arlington - - 29 miles

University of Texas at Dallas - - 29 miles

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - - 20 miles


Major Businesses

HUTCHINS, TX AREA - Top Businesses

Hutchins is rapidly becoming a location of choice, attracting major national companies like FedEx Ground and Union Pacific's Dallas Intermodal Terminal. Recently ADESA, North America's premier vehicle auction operator, announced their relocation to a 175-acre facility to be built in Hutchins. With ongoing growth, our proximity to downtown Dallas, commercial, retail, industrial, and a host of other economic sectors will continue to expand in the region.

Below is a listing of some major employers in Hutchins:


FedEx Ground, a leading small -package ground carrier and an operating company of FedEx Corporation, is in the process of a two-phase expansion in Hutchins.

The 460,000-square-foot facility, already the largest ground distribution hub outside of FedEx's Memphis hub, will be expanded to 520,000-square-feet in phase one. Expansion plans in phase two includes increasing the package processing capability FedEx handles each day from 200,000 packages a day to 230,000 packages a day. It is expected that phase two will be completed in May, 2009. The company expects to hire an additional 150 package handlers and other workers to meet the new demand.

Allied Waste
1450 E. Cleveland Road
Hutchins, TX 75141-4004
Phone: 972-225-4207
Contact: John Covington, Manager
Number of Employees: 200
NAICS: 56211901
Description: Other Waste Collection

American Air Filter
302 Nichols Drive
Hutchins, TX 75141-4066
Phone: 469-941-3200
Fax: 469-941-3234
Toll Free: 888-223-2003
Contact: Mike Biessener, Plant Manager
Year Established: 1976
Number of Employees: 100
NAICS: 33341104
Description: Air Purification Equipment Manufacturing

Best Bumper Supply
415 N. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-1852
Fax: 972-225-4323
Toll Free: 800-727-1862
Contact: Glenn Coterill, President
Number of Employees: 75
NAICS: 44131005
Description: Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores

Brock's Board Packaging
1520 E. Wintergreen Road
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-9354
Fax: 972-225-4446
Toll Free: 800-862-4512
Contact: Marty Rouvaldt, Manager
Number of Employees: 50
NAICS: 32222101
Description: Coated & Laminated Packaging Materials Manufacturing

Carl's Jr
2000 S. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141-4256
Phone: 972-225-3108
Fax: 972-225-3532
Contact: Ken Altman, Manager
Number of Employees:
NAICS: 72211019
Description: Full Service Restaurants

Cary Products
101 Lancaster-Hutchins Road
Hutchins, TX 75141-3061
Phone: 972-225-4207
Fax: 972-225-4271
Toll Free: 888-420-8861
Contact: Frank Haas, CEO
Year Established: 1946
Number of Employees: 90
NAICS: 32619910
Description: All Other Plastics Products Manufacturing

City of Hutchins
103 E. Main Street
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-6121
Fax: 972-225-5559
Contact: Artis Johnson, Mayor
Contact: Janis Daniels, City Secretary
Number of Employees: 70
NAICS: 921190
Description: General Public Administration

Consolidated Casting Corporation
1501 S. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-4271
Fax: 972-225-2970
Contact: Richard Grant, CEO
Year Established: 1986
Number of Employees: 250
NAICS: 33151201
Description: Steel Investment Foundries

Consolidated Express Document
601 S. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141-4194
Phone: 972-225-0200
Fax: 972-225-0249
Toll Free: 800-234-6350
Contact: Scott Harmon, Plant Manager
Number of Employees: 100
NAICS: 33151201
Description: Manifold Business Forms Printing

Dallas County Juvenile Detention Facilities
1508 E. Langdon Road
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 214-653-7930
Contact: Sam Quattrochi, Superintendent
Number of Employees: 170
NAICS: 922140
Description: Detention Centers

Dallas County Sheriff Southeast Patrol Office
1514 E. Langdon Road
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 214-357-9818
Contact: Lupe Valdez, Sherriff
Number of Employees: 164
NAICS: 922120
Description: Sheriffs' Offices (except court functions only)

Data Documents
601 S. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141-4194
Phone: 972-225-0600
Fax: 972-225-9032
Toll Free: 800-808-6972
Contact: Scott Harmon, Plant Manager
Number of Employees: 60
NAICS: 453210
Description: Office Supply Stores

Dietrich Industries, Inc.
1012 W. Wintergreen Road
Hutchins, TX 75141-3715
Phone: 972-225-1100
Contact: Randy Rose, Plant Manager
Year Established: 1957
Number of Employees: 50
NAICS: 32191801
Description: Other Millwork, Including Flooring

Duncan Disposal
1220 Dowdy Ferry Road
Hutchins, TX 75141-4023
Phone: 972-225-5252
Contact: Gary Brown, Manager
Number of Employees: 116
NAICS: 56211901
Description: Other Waste Collection

Eagle National Steel
540 Skyline Dr
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-8138
Fax: 972-225-7407
Toll Free: 800-214-3245
Number of Employees: 45
NAICS: 42351036
Description: Metal Merchant Wholesale

FedEx Ground
1101 E. Cleveland Road
Hutchins, TX 75141
Toll Free: 800-463-3339
Contact: David Sullivan, President & CEO
Number of Employees: 750
NAICS: 492110

Hutchins State Jail
1500 E. Cleveland Road
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-1304
Contact: Tina Carmona, Senior Warden
Year Established: 1995
Number of Employees: 429
NAICS: 922140
Description: Correctional Facilities

Texas Department of Transportation
505 S. IH-45
Hutchins, TX 75141-4193
Phone: 972-225-2326
Fax: 972-225-9121
Contact: Gary Moonshower, Manager
Number of Employees: 50
NAICS: 96212002
Description: Transportation Administration

Trinity Utility Service, Inc.
1415 Skyline drive
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: 972-225-48142
Fax: 972-225-8145
Contact: Jim Billman, President
Number of Employees: 100
NAICS: 23899018
Description: All Other Specialty Trade Controls

Unilever U.S., Inc.
201 Sunridge Blvd
Wilmer, TX 75172
Phone: 972-290-8080
Contact: Rick Brazelton, Human Resources Manager
Year Established: 2009
Number of Employees: 100
NAICS: 49411006
Description: General Warehousing & Storage

Union Pacific Railroad Dallas Intermodal Terminal
3701 S. IH-45
Wilmer/Hutchins, TX 75172
Toll Free: 800-877-5123
Fax: 972-441-6725
Toll Free Fax: 800-228-9615
Contact: Wink Mylar, Senior Engineer
Number of Employees: 200
NAICS: 488210
Description: Railroad Terminals

Retail Analysis

Demand for retail goods and services are most commonly generated by three sources: 1) residential population base, 2) employment base and 3) vehicular traffic. Given the strengths of these sources of demand within the City of Hutchins, vehicular traffic is currently the primary demand generator, closely followed by the region’s fast growing employment base and finally the residential population base.

Catalyst’s analysis shows that the vehicular traffic from Interstate 45 contributes approximately 4,105 square feet of retail demand and the workforce population contributes approximately 3,630 square feet of retail demand. This demand is projected to grow as the State of Texas continues to experience population and job growth, particularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), increasingtraffic along this corridor, as well as from the expectedcontinued job growth in theInternational Inland Port of Dallas.

Read the 2011 Retail Analysis and Merchandising Plan


Guy Brown



Guy Brown began his over twenty-year relationship with the City of Hutchins in 1996.  In addition to his economic development duties, Guy was Hutchins City Manager from 2014 – 2016.  During his career, he has also served as Executive Director of the Sachse and Corinth Economic Development Corporations. 

Guy has been responsible for the location of over 14 Million Square Feet of industrial and commercial space and 3000 direct jobs in Hutchins including: Union Pacific Dallas Intermodal Terminal, FedEx Ground Distribution Center, American Standard, Hobby Lobby Distribution, Shippers Warehouse I & II, Biagi Beverage Distribution, Core5, Kateon Natie and Georgia Pacific. 

Guy has a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Midwestern State University.  He is a Certified Economic Developer, Certified Public Manager and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. 

 If you would like information about the Hutchins EDC or the services we provide, contact Guy at 972 225-4449 or