The Burkburnett Development Corporation (BDC) was chartered August 18, 1997 as Type B economic development organization, under the Development Corporation Act of 1979 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. The corporation was organized exclusively for the City of Burkburnett, to promote and expand economic development efforts within our city.  The Corporation is governed by a seven member Board of Directors that are appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Burkburnett and is funded by a one-half of one percent local sales tax. Sales tax collected under the Development Corporation Act allows for the proceeds to be expended on land, buildings, equipment, facilities and improvements for items that fit under the definition of a “project”.


Burkburnett Development Corporation’s vision is to provide dynamic leadership in building robust partnerships dedicated to enhancing economic vitality/ well-being, long-term prosperity, and quality of life for all our citizens.


Burkburnett Development Corporation’s mission is to foster growth and investment in Burkburnett by:

  • Focusing on business retention, expansion, and attraction.
  • Strategically developing and improving real estate.
  • Offering programs and financial incentives that mutually benefit businesses and promote the economic vitality of the city.
  • Connecting businesses with local, state, and federal resources; and
  • Supporting local educational institutions to prepare a well-educated and skilled workforce.
  • Improving the quality of life and environment for the citizens of Burkburnett, Texas.