Gainesville: Your First Stop in Texas

Traveling south through the picturesque Red River Valley from Oklahoma, Gainesville is your first stop in Texas and a prime location for your company. Just one hour north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we are capturing the growth of North Texas because of our shovel-ready space for development, incentives such as the New Market Tax Credit, and a supportive Economic Development Corporation. Gainesville is your launching pad to business success.

Population at a Glance

The draw of Cooke County and Gainesville is clear. The population of Cooke County has increased by 11.15 percent since 2010, providing an extensive labor pool to meet your workforce needs.

  • Gainesville: 17,452
  • Cooke County: 42,753
  • Population within 60 miles: Nearly 4 million

Transportation Assets

Texas map showing Gainesville location near Oklahoma border

Gainesville Texas map showing airport and rail access

Distance to Major Cities

Infographic displaying Gainesville Texas distances to major cities

Gainesville is located on the I-35 highway, an expanding route on the NAFTA Corridor that bisects Texas. Businesses located along this route are positioned for success.

  • 60 miles north of DFW International Airport
  • Intersection of Interstate 35 and US Highway 82
  • NAFTA Highway
  • BNSF Railways & Switching Yard; Amtrak Passenger Service
  • Gainesville Municipal Airport

Gainesville Municipal Airport

2300 Airport Road
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 668-4565
Fax: (940) 665-6884

The Gainesville Municipal Airport is a general aviation facility serving the needs of North Texas conveniently located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Interstate Highway 35. It is north of the DFW Class B airspace and has two runways in operation that will accommodate various aircraft ranging from a Piper Cub to a Gulfstream V. The airport has recently completed a runway and taxiway overlay project and developed a new Airport Master Plan, which shows significant aviation growth over the next several years.

BNSF Railway with Switching Yard

1328 N Dixon Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 668-3053

Rail service is convenient and accessible in Cooke County. Gainesville has a switching yard for the BNSF intermodal route that travels through Gainesville to the Houston Port. The rail park is on target to be the largest one between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

The Gateway Industrial Park is a BNSF Certified Site with last-mile service including a transload facility. Companies that locate in a BNSF Certified Site can cut six to nine months off of their project development time.

Quick Facts

Gainesville Population 17,452
Cooke County Population 40,096
Population within 50 miles 1,954,598
Median Age 33
Median Income $43,587
Home ownership 54.68%
Labor Force 8,591
Total Employees 11,058
Total Employee growth 8% since 2014
Top Industry Manufacturing, 2085 jobs, 24% of workforce
Manufacturing employment growth     320 new jobs in 2018
Investments $48,600,000 expansions/ new business since 2017
Expansions 4 major manufacturers have expanded since 2017
Freight Rail BSNF Railways with Switching Yard
Passenger Rail Amtrak Heartland Flyer
Airport Gainesville Gainesville Municipal Airport
Airport International Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Love Field
Interstate and Highways Interstate 35, US Hwy 82
Electric Pentex Energy
Texas Electric Choice
Gas Atmos Energy
Water City of Gainesville
Fiber Optics Nortex
Tax Rates - Property per $100 assessed value  
Cooke County 0.03787
Gainesville Hospital 0.1113
North Central Texas College 0.1212
Road & Bridge Fund 0.115
Lateral Road 0.0001
Gainesville ISD 1.28
Gainesville City 0.72254
TOTAL 2.72884
Sales Tax Rate  
Sales Tax Rate 8.25%
State Income Tax  
State Income Tax No personal state income tax