Strategic Plan

PREP Your Business and the Park For Success

The purpose of the Great Southwest Association is to promote the Arlington and Grand Prairie Industrial Parks as the premier location for businesses and tenants. Joining the Association provides an excellent opportunity for you to voice your concerns in the Park to the Board of Directors. The larger our membership, the stronger our voice can be when dealing with neighbors, municipalities and other governmental agencies.

The Strategic Plan for the Member Businesses and Industrial Parks will focus on the following:

Protect Member Investment
Develop proactive, commercial-level Business Crime Watch programs and create partnerships between the Industrial businesses, law enforcement and other organizations that represent business interests with the philosophy of taking control of what happens in the Industrial Park business community.

Recruit and Retain Business in the Industrial Park
Improve and re-design the GSWIDA website as a primary communication tool and provide monthly updates of important announcements and programs, and to establish social media accounts to regularly send out important information to Member Businesses and the industrial community.

Enhance the Industrial Parks
Utilize municipal partnerships so the GSWIDA can act as a Watchdog for code compliance, and create a monthly Member Award to honor and reward property enhancements.

Promote the VOICES of Member Businesses
Build partners and relationships between academic, government and industry for the identification of best practices, shared resources and business employee training, and actively pursuing all remedies to cause the prompt, efficient delivery of municipal and county services within the Industrial Parks.

Planned Activities

▪ Grow the Shop GSW Member Marketplace Website
▪ Cultivate and grow the Infrastructure & Public Relations Committee
▪ Sustain the GSWIDA quarterly Newsletters and Educational Power Luncheons
▪ Achieve average attendance of 25 attendees at the Breakfast and After Hours VIP Tours