Business-Friendly Royse City has the Retail to Make Small Business Saturday Great!

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23 Nov 2022


The weekend after Thanksgiving is for shopping; everyone knows that. Small Business Saturday is bookended by the absolute frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

This year, let’s focus less on that frenzy and more on the joys of shopping local all holiday season long to support the retail, services, and restaurants in Royse City, Texas. Why? It’s good for the economy, and the unique gifts will make you a holiday hero. Plus, you're helping business owners, likely your neighbors, succeed. Having a great time mingling with neighbors while keeping tax dollars in the community captures the spirit of Royse City — “the friendliest town in Texas.”

Why Business in Royse City is Booming

Taking that friendliness a step further, Royse City is also the epitome of business-friendly. Royse City Community Development Corporation works with businesses to customize assistance and incentives according to their specific needs. And remember, Texas does not have state or corporate income tax.

“We take all of the requests we get on a case-by-case basis, so we aren’t locked into one program that a business has to fit into,” said Charles Houk, Executive Director of Royse City Community Development Corporation. “We get to know each and every business, figure out what is important, and provide what will assist them the most.”

Businesses in Royse City also benefit from location and affordability. Situated within the Dallas Metroplex, the City has metro conveniences and transportation advantages, but the costs of living and doing business are more affordable than in the urban center. There’s a substantial customer base as well. The population has doubled twice — and is expected to grow again by 31.9 percent from 2019 to 2024.

In Royse City, there are several prime business locations, including historic Main Street and the I-30 corridor, which connects the City to the rest of the Lone Star State. 

Royse City’s historic downtown buildings are prime locations for one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial businesses and tourism attractors, all of which add to the community’s sales tax collections and property values. Vacancies on Main Street are rare, but as soon as there’s word of a possible available property, there’s a waiting list for the storefront. The town is quaint, but the growth mindset is phenomenal. The owners of Native Station Beer Garden Cafe created their own space when they took an empty corner lot where an old gas station used to be and started a thriving brewery and eatery. 

Royse City’s acclaimed Main Street Program is part of the equation balancing small-town charm and business-forward savvy to create success. Royse City has been a Texas Main Street city since 2007 and is recognized as a leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that encourage downtown revitalization within the context of historic preservation. Royse City Main Street Program supports its historic downtown as a visible indicator of community pride and economic health and as the foundation of the community's unique heritage. 

Royse City’s I-30 corridor is also home to various standout businesses. It’s a great location to capture interstate passers-through, as well as local business.
“Royse City’s Interstate 30 business corridor offers businesses high visibility and a great location that is convenient for customers!” said Houk. “Companies that choose to locate in the corridor tend to do very well because of the Interstate 30 traffic and the fact that Royse City supports its businesses.” 

Explore the Royse City Chamber of Commerce’s Member Directory to learn more about our local businesses! Shops like Bee Fly & Co., Anchored Bliss Boutique, Thymeless, and Smoke Sessions BBQ are eager to welcome you!

Royse City Community Development Corporation

For help with workforce development, business assistance, or relocation, contact Royse City Community Development Corporation to discover how we customize our approach for each and every business. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Nextdoor.

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