The outlook for Canton is bright with many new exciting projects and programs in the works. You may download a summary of current major initiatives and future projects.
Did you know Canton, TX supports a
population boom of 250,000 visitors
Well, it does. Canton grows to be the
seventh largest city in Texas when
Trade Days is held with over 7,000
vendor spaces set up in the 450-acre
First Monday Park to sell their wares.
Canton is only 60 miles east of Dallas
119 N. Buffalo St., Canton, Texas 75103
Tel: 903.567.1851 | Fax: 903.567.1872
Canton, Texas…home to one of the top tourist attractions in the state – First Monday Trade Days – with an estimated 2 million appearances a year, according to a study completed in 2010 by Dr. Ray Perryman. First Monday Trade Days truly is the Largest Retail Incubator in the state of Texas, where entrepreneurs can fulfill their dream of having their own unique business. However, Canton’s Economic Development board exists to promote all areas of Canton’s economy, from Commercial business, industrial development to Heritage and Nature Tourism. Explore our community and discover why Canton is the perfect place for you to Work, Play and Live! Please visit our official Canton Visitors web site at www.visitcantontx.com to learn more about Canton.
The City of Canton's Retail Trade Area is estimated at 41,168 not counting the First Monday visitors that travel to Canton from all over the United States. Depending on the month and weather, we have anywhere from 250,000 to 350,000 monthly. With our growth comes new businesses, and expansion of existing businesses. A new shopping center is located on Hwy. 243 that includes Chen's Buffet Restaurant, Anytime Fitness Center, Hibbett’s Sports, and several other new businesses. The Trader’s Square Shopping Center at Hwys 19 and 243 has completed renovations and showcases several retail and service businesses such as Bealls Dept. Store, Tractor Supply, Factory Connections, Family Dollar Store, Aaron Rental Store, Oasis Day Spa and City Nail Salon. Phase One of the new Trinity Mother Frances Direct Care Clinic has been completed on I-20. It includes cardiac rehab, Ross Breast Center and a fitness center. Also on I-20, is the location of Splash Kingdom Water Park, the largest family water park between Dallas and Shreveport. Brookshire’s Food Store has moved into their brand new store on Hwy. 243 East, doubling the size of its store. Dollar General just completed a new larger facility on Hwy 243 by CVS Pharmacy and a new dental clinic/professional office building just opened its doors on State Hwy. 19 South.
Mill Creek RV Ranch Resort opened in 2008 and has been named the second best RV Recreational Resort in Texas. Canton Economic Development Partners include Trinity Mother Frances Clinic; Splash Kingdom Water Park,Homemade Gournet, Inc., a boxed food company, Winning Strategies, a call center, Canton Hardware, Millwood Cabinets, Cleanline Products, Inc.
Several new business opened in 2011, one is Canton Oaks Care Center a 40,000 square feet Senior Care and Rehab Facility which offers in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation service with long-term in-patient nursing care for up to 120 patients. Another is Duke's Travel Plaza at I-20 and State Hwy. 64 with a 11,000 square feet building, two restaurants, dog park, tourist rest area, and more opened July 2011 and Denny's Restaurant, along I-20 service road also opened their doors this past October 2011.
In 2013 we expect our first Assisted Living, Country Place Living to open its doors with 48 units on State Hwy. 19 South next to Canton Oaks Care Center. Country Place Living will creat 40 new jobs and bring a first class senior housing to the City of Canton.
It is Canton Economic Development Corporation'es mission to improve the business environment and the overall economic opportunity for Canton through business retention, target business attraction, real estate development, community promotion, collaborative partnerships, and other appropriate economic development initiatives. Contact us today if you are looking for a growing community with an exciting new future!
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