The town currently collects a one-half cent voter approved sales tax for economic development and another one-half cent for community development. These funds, collected since spring 2005, are used to promote the town for economic development purposes, and to assist in funding needed infrastructure projects such as roads, utilities, and parks. Learn more about Fairview's Economic Development Corporation at



  • To increase the Town’s non-residential tax base.
  • To create and improve within the Town’s designated commercial area the infrastructure needed to attract and sustain desired commercial development.
  • To provide dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities within the Town for residents, workers and visitors.
  • To increase the Town’s name recognition throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex (and beyond) to help support growth of the community.
  • To attract new businesses to locate within the Town that complement the community’s existing image and quality lifestyle.
  • To retain existing desired local businesses within the Town.
  • Click here to view the Vision & Action Plan Booklet

This is Fairview

The Town of Fairview, incorporated in 1958, is a progressive community located in Collin County. For many years, it remained a quiet, somewhat isolated community north of Dallas. While the 2000 census reported the population of Fairview as 2,664, the 2010 census reflected the growth of Fairview listing the population at 7,248 residents. The town is considered to be a unique oasis in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex due to its combination of small town living and big city amenities. read more... 

About the Community and Economic Development Department

The Fairview Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors adopted an updated Strategic Plan in 2015. The plan contained an aggressive timeline and by the fourth quarter of 2017, a large portion of the plan objectives had been achieved. As a result, the Board embarked on an update of the plan in 2018.

Click the image below to view and downlod the 2018 Strategic Plan.

 Strategic Plan COVER PAGE









 Meet the Economic Development Manager

Ray Dunlap has been with The Town of Fairview as Economic Development Manager since January of 2009. Ray brings 15 years of hotel experience, including time as the president of the Longview Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and over 15 years of direct sales experience to the Fairview team. He has several areas of responsibility including the marketing and selling of Fairview.