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  • 12/5/2019

    Small Business Thrives in Fairview, Texas

    Bill Baxter is a master at finding smart, efficient and economical solutions for businesses — including his own.
     
    When Baxter was ready to leave the corporate world back in 2001 to put his technology expertise to work for clients of his own, he found Fairview, Texas to be a fitting location for his small business. That’s when and where he founded Baxter I.T., and he has never looked back.
     
    Baxter I.T. has grown from a one-man entrepreneurship to a staff of engineers who hold multiple industry certifications. They provide technology services and support ranging from secure cloud data backup protection to alarm monitoring and electronic access systems. The thriving company’s clientele spans the DFW region and includes small to mid-size businesses and local government entities, including the Town of Fairview.
     
    Since day one, Fairview has remained the ideal base for this thriving company. “It’s one of the best towns around,” says Baxter, who decided in 2005 that he not only loved having his business based in Fairview, but he wanted to live here, too. He and his wife, Donna, the company’s bookkeeper, now live in Heritage Ranch, just minutes away from their office in Fairview Town Center (FTC). Their golden retriever, Ginny, serves as the company’s HR manager, Baxter notes with a totally straight face.
     
    “We’re fortunate to work literally onsite with the Town of Fairview, one of our major clients, because it makes for a symbiotic relationship and quick response time, and it feels like family,” Baxter says.
     
    Easy Access 
    The FTC location makes it easy to get to and from their offsite clients as well, not to mention the quick commute for all of Baxter’s employees, giving them more time to devote to their personal and family lives.
     
    Parking is a breeze at FTC, too, with no time wasted searching for a distant spot or navigating a large parking garage, as is typical in downtown locations and massive office developments.
     
    In addition to the awesome ingress and egress they enjoy, Baxter says his staff appreciates working within walking distance of a great array of restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, the F45 Training studio and the brand new 24-Hour Fitness Super-Sport Gym, plus a variety of other health and personal services that make daily life and even errands more convenient and enjoyable.
     
    During a time when employers are under increasing pressure to provide expensive onsite amenities, many smaller businesses are concerned that they can’t compete for top talent. That’s where Fairview Town Center enters the picture. FTC is even home to onsite residential options and two major hotels.
     
    Baxter I.T. is a prime example of how a Fairview location offers access to highly desired professional and lifestyle amenities without a small business being forced to provide them or pay exorbitant lease rates.
     
    A Fairview Town Center location would mean you’d be neighbors with this successful small company whose owner is proud of his “sticky staff” (his term for employees who “stick around”). Besides liking their boss, we hear they’re pretty fond of their workplace, too.
     
    Space and Economic Incentives Available
    Believe it or not, there are still places in the bustling DFW Metroplex that value smaller employers who are looking for the perfect space to locate and grow their businesses. We have both space and opportunities available in Fairview right now, and we are actively seeking to partner with office tenants interested in spaces ranging from 1,500 to 30,000 square feet, or even sites for ground-up development.
     
    To find out if your business is eligible for incentives through the Fairview Economic Development Corporation, check out our website and contact me. I’d love to introduce you to Fairview and all it has to offer your small business.
     
     
    Dave Quinn, Fairview Economic Development
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