Regional Resources

Regional Resources

Dallas Regional Chamber
Dallas Regional Chamber  
500 North Akard Street., Suite 2600  
Dallas, Texas 75201  

The Dallas Regional Chamber serves as a single point of contact for companies, site selection consultants and corporate real estate executives examining the region. Their services include:  
• Supplying regional data and information
• Coordinating with area cities and counties
• Identifying sites and buildings
• Hosting corporate and consultant visits to the region
• Compiling state and local incentives
• Assisting employees and families moving to the region

North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive (main offices)  
Arlington, Texas 76011  
P. O. Box 5888  
Arlington, Texas 76005-5888
 817-640-3300 (metro)  817-640-7806 (fax)

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

Subjects of particular importance to the NCTCOG are transportation, environment and development, community services, workforce training and support, and emergency preparedness. To that end much of the regional research and data is available to the public on their website. Additionally, a large collection of publications from the Agency are available online as well.


For 100 years, companies and consultants worldwide have trusted Oncor’s integrity, professionalism, flexibility, confidentiality, patience and persistence when contemplating a site location or expansion decision. In 2010 Site Selection Magazine honored Oncor with the “Outstanding Development Organization” award.  

Oncor provides:
• A comprehensive, single source for business and industrial development in Texas
• Unbiased, confidential services - without cost or obligation
• Accurate and timely data on demographics, sites, buildings, taxation, labor and incentives
• Customized research and information services
• Itineraries, tours, site visits and introductions to state and local officials
• Continued service long after your relocation to Texas

Oncor is ready to assist you with everything you need to make an informed business decision. In addition to serving as a liaison between you, their communities, and local and state organizations, Oncor can provide you the latest economic and demographic data, industry trends and other imperative statistical data such as utility options and electrical infrastructure.  

Small Business Development Center
SBDC Waxahachie
1900 John Arden Dr.  
Waxahachie,TX 75165  
Phone: (972) 923-6425
Daniel Short, Counselor

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center is part of the nationwide SBDC system linking resources from federal, state and local governments to colleges, universities and the private sector. The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Navarro College. Providing Consulting and training services to four counties that include Ellis, Freestone, Limestone and Navarro, the center is designed to provide small businesses with the practical assistance needed to start, grow and prosper.

Consulting  The SBDC offers free one-on-one consulting to both startup and existing businesses for loans and financing, financial statement analysis, marketing, accounting and record-keeping, sales, advertising, business planning and management. Opportunities for business growth, government contracting, exporting, market expansion and new emerging technologies can be explored.

Training  Providing instruction on both general and specific business topics, the SBDC offers free and low cost seminars, conferences and workshops addressing the needs of small businesses. Courses range from introductory topics for those planning to start a business to more advanced seminars aimed at the experienced small business owner.

Business and Market Research  The SBDC has access to a wide range of information through resources such as the SBDCNet, Small Business Administration (SBA), and online subscription databases.