Locating Your Business Here
Welcome to Granbury Texas where a vibrant local economy and great recreational opportunities make the region the perfect place to expand a business or start a new venture.
Business owners and employees enjoy the Granbury-Hood County area’s proximity to the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex and its unrivaled community assets: Lake Granbury, lush golf communities, thriving arts scene, retirement amenities, historic sites and an exceptional town square.
Identified as one of the top ten retail micro markets in the U.S., Granbury ranks 36th in families with at least $1 million of investable assets and 257th in personal finance strength. Our square has also been proclaimed as the “best town square in Texas.” Granbury has been featured in the Fort Worth Business Press, Where to Retire and The Wall Street Journal on numerous occasions.
Granbury is committed to creating a thriving business community and strong local economy by encouraging start-up of businesses. We promote the products and services of our local businesses, serve as advocates for our business community, encourage retail and commercial development, promote tourism opportunities and host business networking events.
We invite you to bring your business to the Granbury-Hood County area and become a part of this vital and thriving community.
The Chamber is committed to the success of small businesses in the Granbury and Hood County area.
The following links are useful small business resources.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. www.scorefortworth.org
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers assistance to those starting or expanding a business. The center offers services such as consulting, workshops and seminars, specialty programs, facility rental and customized training and access to the SBDC's business library. www.tsusbdc.org
The U.S. Small Business Administration - independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. http://www.sba.gov
Workforce Solutions provides free assistance to businesses of all sizes; they can answer questions relating to state and federal employment laws; help companies find qualified candidates who are trained and equipped with the correct skills to fill open positions; and also help find solutions for human resource needs. http://www.dfwjobs.com
Texas Association of Business (TAB) represents companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses in nearly every community of our state. TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state's economy the strongest in the world. www.tabcc.org
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. www.twc.state.tx.us
The Women's Business Council - Southwest offers certification, procurement, networking and educational programs that help Women Business Enterprises (WBE) grow. www.wbcsouthwest.org
Texas State - business licenses, registrations and permitting varies by the industry and regulating agency. The state's website will provide detailed information on this topic. www.texas.gov
Texas Comptroller supports Texas business owners with a variety of resources to help them get ahead. Online tax help, interactive Web tools for economic data and up-to-the-minute information on how proposed legislation could affect your business. www.window.state.tx.us
Texas Secretary of State - The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas. The Office of the Secretary of State also provides a repository for official and business and commercial records required to be filed with the Office. www.sos.state.tx.us
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. www.twc.state.tx.us
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Safety and health conditions in most private industries are regulated by OSHA or OSHA-approved state systems. www.osha.gov or www.osha.gov
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer. www.uschamber.org
Internal Revenue Service Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - www.irs.gov
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States. www.dol.gov