Economic Development

The purpose of the Economic Development Department is to enhance the quality of life for residents and the sustainability of city businesses through the retention and revitalization of existing businesses and neighborhoods and the promotion, recruitment, and coordination of new commercial and residential development in the city. The Economic Development Department assists the citizens of Saginaw in shaping the city's future, based on a shared community vision.  We are focused on comprehensive economic development throughout the city and those efforts are assisted through our partnership with the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce.

The department is responsible for:
  • Administering zoning regulations and changes
  • Assisting in zoning cases, Board of Adjustment cases, plats, development proposals, site plans, and all related requests
  • Coordinating historic preservation
  • Developing and implementing the Comprehensive Plan
  • Developing zoning ordinances
  • Platting subdivisions

For more Information

To contact the Economic Development Department, call (817) 230-0500.

Links of Interest


  • Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce: The Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you and your business to one of the fastest growing, most dynamic communities in North Texas. 
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments: NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions
  • Small Business Administration: Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
  • Tarrant Appraisal District: Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created effective January 1, 1980. The provisions of the Texas Property Tax Code govern the legal, statutory, and administrative requirements of the appraisal district.
  • FW Business Assistance Center: The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC) is a one stop resource that helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and develop their business by creating and delivering workshops, programs, and events for emerging and established small businesses.