Community Profile

Lancaster Community Profile

The City of Lancaster affords numerous advantages for business that create an environment conducive for business expansion and relocation:
  • 14% valuation growth (2018)
  • Record primary job investments
  • Strategic – Rail, IH20, IH35E, IH45
  • Easy access for major cities in the Texas Triangle – Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
  • Loop 9
  • 14,038 Households
  • Proposed TIF – Campus District
  • Proposed TIF – Downtown
  • Access to a large and varied labor pool
  • Available land and diverse business community
  • Competitive utility rate schedules
  • Educational and workforce training resources
  • Equitable tax structure and incentives
  • Strategic location within an excellent transportation network


  • IH35E – 15 minutes to downtown Dallas and less than 3 hours to downtown Austin;
  • IH45 – Approximately 3 hours to downtown Houston
  • Loop 9 – Planned to connect IH35E and IH45 by 2021
  • DART – Connecting to the rest of Dallas.  There is bus service at Cedar Valley College and rail half a mile north of Lancaster city limits.
  • Airports
  • Private services
    • Uber and Lyft – Approximately $20 to downtown Dallas or Dallas Lovefield Airport