Van Alstyne EDC Secures Land for Second Industrial Park

Van Alstyne Economic Development Corporation has secured 67 acres of land less than a mile from the existing industrial park site. This acquisition responds to demand for commercial property along the fast-growing corridor north of Dallas and south of Sherman.


VAN ALSTYNE, Texas (KTEN) — The Van Alstyne Economic Development Corporation is planning for the future with its latest purchase aimed at attracting more businesses.

“Economic development is bringing jobs and manufacturing companies into the local Van Alstyne economy, and we don’t want to stop,” said EDC director Rodney Williams.

The EDC has now purchased a second industrial park.

Check out the full article and video on KTEN’s website.

by Abigail Brown, KTEN

Dallas Business Journal

Van Alstyne Economic Development Corp. has purchased 67.3 acres of land along FM 3133 for the future site of a second industrial park. Van Alstyne is attempting to grow its industrial and commercial base as the city of Sherman 15 miles to the north adds two major semiconductor manufacturing plants.

Link to article: Dallas Business Journal

By Bill Hethcock – Senior Reporter, Dallas Business Journal, May 16, 2023

VACED Breaks Ground on New Phase of Industrial Park

Ground breaking for newest phase of Industrial Park in Van Alstyne

March 19 2021 was a banner day for the City of Van Alstyne and Van Alstyne Community & Economic Development. A new era in our industry was kicked off as the VACED held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially open construction on Phase II of Cold Springs Industrial Park.

The project will provide infrastructure and roadway to the 40+ acres of the industrial park — the first industrial project undertaken by the corporation in over a decade. The $1.2 million project will allow for expansion of the industrial park and provide new opportunities to bring industrial and manufacturing to the city.

The VACED Board – President David Sileven, Vice-president Alesha Crowell, Secretary Robert Jaska, Treasurer Mark Moss, Brad Clough and Sherry Jeffcoat – was joined by Executive Administrator Tiffany Chartier and Executive Director Rodney Williams in opening the project. Van Alstyne Mayor Jim Atchison, City Clerk Jennifer Gould, City Councilman Lee Thomas, Engineer Len McManus, and Robert Lewis also attended the ceremony.

Ground breaking for newest phase of Industrial Park in Van Alstyne
Pictured, from left: Robert Jaska, Mark Moss, Alesha Crowell, Sherry Jeffcoat, David Sileven, Brad Clough, Mayor Jim Atchison, Rodney Williams and Tiffany Chartier.

New Community & Economic Development Website offers One-Stop Shop

In September of 2020, the 4A (EDC) and 4B (CDC) corporations’ websites were combined into this one —

The 4A (EDC) and 4B (CDC) corporations are still separate entities. However, to make it one-stop shopping for business owners wanting to come to Van Alstyne we have brought them both under one banner – Van Alstyne Community & Economic Development.

New Site Features and Resources:

Brand new, updated CDC Grant Packets and Applications.

A Demographic Dashboard that will help you learn more about the area, our population, and our industries.

A new map and a new survey for Cold Springs Industrial Park and Rail Spur. Did you know that more than 35 new acres are now available and can be divided to suit your needs? Be sure to check out the new drone videos!

New CDC Grant Packet and Applications Available online

Vendor tents and shopper at downtown farmers market

The Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation has updated our grant application packet and applications. We encourage local businesses to check them out on our website’s Grants page.

The goal of the VACED Grant Program is to strengthen Van Alstyne, improve safety, and make the community more aesthetically appealing for residents and visitors. We aim to promote economic development, revitalize our existing commercial areas, and increase property values. Improvements by existing businesses may act as a catalyst for widespread revitalization throughout our community. Only properties within the Van Alstyne city limits are eligible.

Three types of grants are available through the CDC:

Façade Grant

Improvements you can see from the front attached to the building are eligible for consideration for a Façade Grant.

Retention and Expansion Grant

Improvements not seen from the outside are eligible for consideration for a Retention and Expansion Grant. Maintenance repairs (i.e., HVAC) will not be considered. These improvements are meant to help businesses expand their operations to eventually add more employees or supplement current facilities to maintain operations.

Community Grant

The Community Grant is dedicated explicitly to organizations located in a Van Alstyne sales-tax producing region.  Organizations that have benefited include the City of Van Alstyne, VASA, KVAB, etc. The Community Grant includes quality of life projects but not façade grants or sponsorships.

These grants have already made a noticeable impact on the city, and the program continues to grow. For more information, please visit the Grants page.