The City of Huntsville has had a rich history of economic growth since its founding in 1835. As one of the oldest cities in Texas, Huntsville retains many natural and historic resources that offer the community a higher quality of life.

Capitalizing on the historical nature, natural resources, and growing art community has helped the City to earn designations as a Texas Main Street City and State Cultural District. It is with these assets and desire from community leaders to grow, that Huntsville will continue to experience a positive trend of development for years to come. 

Huntsville is located in a prime area of the Interstate 45 corridor. The anticipated growth from the Houston and Dallas metropolises offers many opportunities for businesses and industries. Huntsville sits within the Texas Triangle, the area of Texas outlined by the metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. This location provides convenient access to the largest cities in the state all while maintaining a charming sense of community for citizens. 

Huntsville is also home to Sam Houston State University, one of the fastest growing universities in the state. Enrollment of students to Sam Houston State helps to provide a continuous pool of talent for the workforce. 

The Department of Economic Development provides, facilitates, and regulates services relating to business growth and retention, tourism promotion, and citizen outreach. The Economic Development Department is dedicated to diversifying and expanding Huntsville's economic base and improving the quality of life for all citizens.

Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreements