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 FairviewTexasEDC.com

 

Community

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 Interim Economic Development Manager

Dave Quinn, CEcD is a seasoned Certified Economic Development Professional, member of DayOne Experts and founder of The Solutionist: An Economic Development Mastermind. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 1997. 

Dave served as Vice President of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation in Frisco, TX from 2014-2018 where he helped lead a team of highly-skilled economic developers in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, delivering 58 projects totaling 21 million square feet of potential development, 43,000 potential jobs and capital investment of over $3 Billion since 2015. 

Previously Dave held the position of Executive Director of Bastrop Economic Development Corp. working closely with Opportunity Austin, the regional economic development initiative of the Austin Chamber, helping drive financial investment and revitalization in historic Bastrop, Texas. Including the out-of-state expansion of JAMCo, a Georgia-based company, who furnishes and installs exterior envelopes for high-rise buildings.

Dave's career in economic development began as Executive Director of Levelland EDC in 2004. During his tenure as Levelland EDC’s Executive Director, Dave facilitated a number of economic development projects including the $64 mil Levelland/Hockley County Ethanol plant and an $8.6 mil Levelland Industrial Rail Park. 

During his career Dave served as Chairman of Team Texas, a 25 year-old dynamic statewide economic development marketing association promoting job creation and capital investment in over 100 Texas cities, as a board member of Texas Economic Development Council, two terms as the Chairman of the High Ground of Texas, a regional economic development marketing coalition covering 60+ counties in West Texas and was one of the founding board members of the High Ground’s Education Foundation.

Known as a difference maker, Dave is an established trust agent in his community and among his peers. He is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist at industry conferences on rural development, leadership, economic development, marketing, and social media topics.

SUMMARY OF GOALS

In August 2018 the EDC Board updated their strategic plan. Below is the list of their goals.

1. Continue to expand commercial tax revenue to provide better services and lessen the burden of residential taxes.

2. Create and implement effective strategies to recruit new economic activity consistent with the EDC focus areas.

3. Work regionally to address issues related to workforce and transportation.

4. In conjunction with the Fairview Town Council, develop infrastructure needed to foster development in the Commercial District.

5. Increase Fairview’s visibility on a local, regional, state and national level.

6. Develop and maintain a positive and nurturing environment for local businesses.

Download the Updated Strategic Plan.

TIF District

The Town created a tax increment financing (TIF) district to generate revenue that could be used to construct public improvements in the CPDD.  The first project approved under the TIF is an annual contribution toward the cost of Fire Station #1.

 

Original TIF Ordinance and Project Financing Plan-2015

Amended TIF Project and Financing Plan-2020