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START A BUSINESS IN DEEP ELLUM

What do Mark Cuban, T-Bone Walker, and Cane Rosso have in common? They all got their start in Deep Ellum! Deep Ellum is home to a community of over 400 businesses and it is growing every day. Ready to roll up your sleeves, invest and make some magic happen? Find great spaces available, network with other businesses, and gain tips from local experts to help you start your business in Deep Ellum. Learn more below. 

FIND YOUR SPACE HERE

With historic warehouses and storefronts, live/work units, retail and restaurant spaces as well as newly developed offices, Deep Ellum has a range of distinct offerings at varying price points. Find a spot just right for you by connecting with Deep Ellum leasing agents and property owners, whose information can be found via the link below. Check out our Leasing Checklist to prepare for questions agents may ask you, pull needed documents together, and get ready to sign your lease!

NETWORK WITH OTHER BUSINESSES

In Deep Ellum, we have a tight knit community of entrepreneurs, mom-and-pop shops and burgeoning as well as longtime business owners. Many market and sell one another’s products, host joint events, and regularly lend a supportive shoulder or ear to their neighbors. Every other month, the Deep Ellum Foundation hosts a Deep Ellum Business Owners’ Meeting to keep local businesses up-to-date on impactful neighborhood projects such as street reconstruction, grant sneak peaks to new openings, and provide networking opportunities. Get in on the action by joining one of our quarterly gatherings for prospective businesses and entrepreneurs hosted by local business leaders who’ve been through it all from our Ease of Doing Business Task Force.

Email info@deepellumtexas.com to receive the Quarterly Business Gathering Evite. 

Already set your stake in Deep Ellum? Join the Deep Ellum Businesses Facebook group to stay plugged in.

TIPS & TRICKS

The Deep Ellum Cultural District is unlike any other commercial and entertainment destination in the world. Learn some tricks of the trade and terrain from veteran businesses to help you get your doors open and do business in this unique neighborhood. In addition to tips, you’ll find step-by-step guides and contacts at relevant City of Dallas agencies as well as other local providers. 

STAY IN THE KNOW

Want to stay in the know about all things Deep Ellum Businesses? It couldn’t be easier. First, sign up for the Deep Ellum Texas Newsletter to keep up on upcoming events and openings. Second, follow the Deep Ellum Foundation on Facebook to see our Business of the Week and other regular business features. Finally, visit our Deep Ellum Blog for in-depth interviews and opportunities to learn from the entrepreneurs and business owners creating, taking risks, and building empires every day in Deep Ellum. 

STILL MORE QUESTIONS?

We are here to help. Drop us a line at the Deep Ellum Foundation and we will do our best to answer your questions, connect you to peers and providers, and steer you in the right direction. 

If you are a prospective business, email info@deepellumtexas.com.

EXISTING BUSINESSES

If you are a currently operating local businesses, visit Deep Ellum Foundation’s Welcome to Doing Business in Deep Ellum webpage for more information.

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