The town currently collects a one-half cent voter approved sales tax for economic development and another one-half cent for community development. These funds, collected since spring 2005, are used to promote the town for economic development purposes, and to assist in funding needed infrastructure projects such as roads, utilities, and parks. Learn more about Fairview's Economic Development Corporation at



Town Incorporated in 1958

for many years The Town of Fairview, a progressive community located in Collin County, remained a quiet, somewhat isolated community north of Dallas, Texas. While the 2000 census shows the population of Fairview as 2664, the year 2010 census listed the Fairview Population at 7248 residents and the town is considered by many to be an unique oasis in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. read more... 


About the Community and Economic Development Department

Meet the Economic Development Manager

Ray Dunlap has been with The Town of Fairview as Economic Development Manager since January of 2009. Ray brings 15 years of hotel experience, including time as the president of the Longview Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and over 15 years of direct sales experience to the Fairview team. He has several areas of responsibility including the marketing and selling of Fairview.



  • To increase the Town’s non-residential tax base.
  • To create and improve within the Town’s designated commercial area the infrastructure needed to attract and sustain desired commercial development.
  • To provide dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities within the Town for residents, workers and visitors.
  • To increase the Town’s name recognition throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex (and beyond) to help support growth of the community.
  • To attract new businesses to locate within the Town that complement the community’s existing image and quality lifestyle.
  • To retain existing desired local businesses within the Town.
  • Click here to view the Vision & Action Plan Booklet