BEDFORD
New ICU highlights robust medical industry 
   Bedford is a major medical and health care hub, employing thousands of skilled workers from both Bedford and from neighboring cities. Within a one-mile radius of Bedford's hospital district, employment counts are over 8,000 a day.
   Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB is the anchor of Bedford's medical footprint. It is a 304-bed, acute-care facility that serves almost 100,000 patients annually, some 4,000 with critical care needs. And with approximately 1,600 employees, it's also the city's largest employer. 
   The hospital recently opened a new 60,000-square-foot Intensive Care Unit (ICU), part of a $25-million hospital expansion project that broke ground in February 2015. The expansion includes a new interventional radiology suite and other services.
   Having Texas Health HEB as the anchor of the medical district is a draw for providers in the health care industry. Just east of the hospital,  Forum Parkway Health & Rehab-ilitation,   a   new,   52,000-square-foot  skilled
Texas Health HEB's new Intensive Care Unit.

nursing center, just opened on six acres of previously undeveloped land. Bedford Dialysis Center, meanwhile, is currently under construction on Bedford's eastern border.
   Many medical specialists occupy offices in professional buildings as well as garden offices in Bedford. The Bedford Forum office building, left vacant by the recent highway expansion, is seeing new life as the 5,760-square-foot, two-tenant building undergoes renovation.
 
To learn more, please contact Bill Syblon at 817-952-2175, Bill.Syblon@bedfordtx.gov.
EULESS
 Business, r esidential, development thriving 
  The business-cycle indexes point toward continued growth in the Metroplex, and in Euless, our economic growth continues. In 2016, 152 new homes with an average value of $409,528 have been constructed in 13 subdivisions. During the same period in 2015, 136 permits were issued with an average value of $375,326.
   The City Council approved ordinances in 2015 that enabled construction of mixed-use development on almost 100 acres of land south of Airport Freeway to get underway. Founder's Parc, on 60 acres of property on the east side of FM 157 south of Airport Freeway, is being developed. Retail and restaurants will be located on the FM 157 side and urban lofts will be constructed on the S.H. 10 side, with a mix of single-family detached homes and townhomes in the remainder.
   On the south side of S.H. 10, development of 15 acres of senior housing and single-family homes has begun. A multi-story building will be constructed on the east side, restricted to residents 55 years and older, and with several single-story cottages. On the west side, Bloomfield Homes will construct a single-family detached sub-division.
Baskin-Robbins is one of the many
new businesses in the Glade Parks area
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   Over 500,000 square feet of commercial retail space and restaurants has been completed at the Glade Parks mixed-use development on S.H. 121 at Glade Road. Anchored by  Belk Department Store, other retailers include Dick's Sporting Goods, Boot Barn, Cato, Kirkland's, Michaels, Ulta, DSW Shoe Warehouse and Tuesday Morning. The Lazy Dog restaurant and 24 Hour Fitness will open this year and Cinepolis Movie Theatre is under construction and expected to open in summer, 2017.

To let us know how we can be of assistance and for more information about the City of Euless, please contact Mike Collins at 817-685-1684, 

HURST
 Economic growth reaches new heights
     There are a lot of positives associated with a city welcoming a nationally renowned new business within its boundaries. This quarter, there were 55 new store openings in Hurst, but certainly one of the most outstanding was the opening of the new iFly Indoor Skydiving.
   The $6 million entertainment venue opened its doors for skydiving thrill seekers of all ages in October. iFly has locations throughout the world, and it is great to see their new Hurst location listed alongside touristy locations like Hollywood, Orlando, San Diego, Chicago, Montreal, Dubai and Singapore.
   Just as attractive is their location, right across from North East Mall on N.E. Loop 820. This area has become a family entertainment district, with Rebounderz Trampoline Arena, Battlefield Frontlines, Combat Laser Tag and Putt Putt, which is being expanded and remodeled, within a half-mile of one another.
   Through   the   third   quarter,   single-family
iFly is one of 55 store openings in Hurst in Q3.
 
home sales remained brisk, as 613 were sold to new families moving to Hurst. They also were sold quickly, with the average time on market a mere 22 days. In addition, the average sales price per home was $210,000, a 13 percent increase compared to last year.

For more information on development oppor-tunities in Hurst, contact Steve Bowden at 817-788-7025, email sbowden@hursttx.gov, or visit hursted.com.
SNAPSHOT
HEB Chief Economic Indicators Through Q3 

The Hurst Euless Bedford Economic Development Foundation is a partnership of the three cities of Hurst, the HEB Chamber of Commerce and the HEB Independent School District.
The Foundation markets the three cities primarily though trade shows, professional associations and meetings with commercial real estate developers.
Another focus is retaining area businesses.
In addition to the partners, funding comes from area businesses. Major supporters:

 
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Allstate Insurance-Steve Ward Agency
Atmos Energy
Benenati Law Firm, P.C.   
Frost Bank
Republic Services 

 
  
 
Hurst Euless Bedford Economic Development Foundation
P.O. Box 969  Bedford, TX   76095