Hutchins was founded in 1860 as a trade and transportation hub for immigrants and settlers in the Dallas area. The city received its name from William J. Hutchins, president and general manager of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, who was responsible for establishing the railroad in Hutchins.

Today, Hutchins is home to many major corporate investors, including the 342-acre Union-Pacific Railroad Intermodal Terminal and the FedEx Ground Regional Distribution Center. The Union-Pacific Intermodal Terminal, located near the city of Wilmer, handles more than 300,000 lifts annually and averages more than 1,200 trucks daily.

Centrally Located in Dallas
Hutchins is strategically located 10 miles south of Dallas at the intersection of Interstates 45 and 20. Hutchins is an attractive part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and features updated utilities, available land, and major railroad and interstate facilities.

Community Support You Can Count On
In 1996, Hutchins established the Hutchins Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) to assist in the retention and expansion of business in Hutchins. The HEDC assists prospective companies during their site selection and community evaluation process. The HEDC provides the most current information on available buildings and can arrange tours of industrial sites. Other incentive packages and programs may include:

  • Texas Enterprise Zone Designation
  • A current City Master Plan
  • Direct grants and subsidies
  • Impact fee waivers
  • Tax incentives
  • Pro-business climate
  • Professional gob training programs
  • Fast-track permitting