Economic Development

Mineral Wells is the location in North Central Texas for your business relocation or expansion. This outstanding community is located just 40 minutes west of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex allowing easy access to resources without the many problems associated with larger cities.

Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto County Area Growth Council

In 1993, four local agencies decided to join efforts in their common goal of economic development. The City of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce agreed to form the Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto County Area Growth Council (AGC). A steering committee made up of a representative from each agency plus an at-large member oversees and guides the activities of the AGC. Please contact the AGC Director, Steve Butcher, to discuss any questions that you might have about opportunities in the Mineral Wells area.

Responsibilities and Goals

The goals and responsibilities of the AGC are:
  • To provide services for business placement and relocation or recruitment of new industries
  • To provide services for retention and expansion of existing manufacturers
  • To provide direction and financial assistance to the ongoing industrial development effort


Steve Butcher
AGC Director

P.O. Box 1193
Mineral Wells, TX 76068

Ph: (940) 325-9734


To date the AGC has created 1,200 to 1,300 new jobs and continues to be the lead local entity in the ongoing effort to attract and retain a strong and diverse industrial base. Below are some of the past and current AGC activities and projects.

Acquisition and sale of ALCO property to Perry Equipment Corporation
Acquisition and sale of Philips Components facilities to Hydroscience Technologies, Inc.
Acquisition and sale of US Brick Plant #2 property to Cantex, Inc.
Acquisition and lease of Dempsey Heliport to DRS Unmanned Technologies
Acquisition and redevelopment of Universal Compression facilities
Development of new facilities for BJ Services
Redevelopment of the Baker Hotel and downtown area of Mineral Wells