The goals of the Economic Development & Main Street Division are to preserve historic assets, create the elements of a higher quality of life, and increase commercial activity and tax base by attracting, expanding, and retaining jobs in Ferris. Ferris collects 1% sales tax that is dedicated to economic development efforts.  Available incentives are listed below.   The Strategic Plan, adopted by City Council in 2015, lists the development priorities.  




Expanded view of aerial of Ferris (2012)


Strategic Plan

City of Ferris Strategic Plan - 2015

Property Analysis - 2015 (Catalyst Commercial)

Market Analysis - 2015 (Catalyst Commercial)


Economic Development

Ferris Development News - July 2015

Ferris Commercial Property Listings – October 2015

Ferris Community Profile - 2015

Ferris Incentive Summary

Comprehensive Plan (2013)


4A EDC Board

4A EDC Accomplishments for 2014-2015


4B EDC Board

4B EDC Accomplishments for 2014 - 2015


Park Board

2015 Ferris Earth Day Flyer

Park Master Plan (adopted August 5, 2013)

Park Board Accomplishments for 2014-2015

Ferris Recreation Survey Results - 2011

City Walking Trail Master Plan



Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Waste Management “Think Green”

2012 Texas Capital Fund

2013 Transportation Enhancement Program - Yellowjacket Trail


Regional Resources

Ellis County Appraisal District

North Central Texas Council of Governments


City Resources

Commercial Permitting

City Board Application 2015