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 Interim Economic Development Manager

Dave Quinn Bio Coming Soon.



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