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Variety is the Spice of Life - Particularly in the Dallas Business Community

  Take a stroll along the downtown Dallas main thoroughfare and one thing becomes clear - diversity in this business community has been vital to its success.  From coffee houses, gyms, florists, antiques and furniture stores, salons and jewelers, businesses are open and ready to serve.  
  But the Dallas business community is more than the downtown core of retail shops and service providers.  Major employers - listed on the right - play a significant role in Dallas’ economy.  They employee residents who in turn spend money in the 

smaller “mom and pop” type

businesses keeping the economic ball rolling.
  As the county seat, Dallas’ number two employer is Polk County.  The Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Family and Community Outreach and Public Health Departments to name a few, are all located in Dallas.
  The City’s number four employer is Dallas Retirement Village. It has grown to this status from its humble beginnings in 1947 when members of three local churches rented a big yellow house to serve as a care center for aging adults.

  At number seven, James W. Fowler Co. was founded in

1972. Beginning with a single bulldozer, Jim began building logging and farming roads in

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the Coast Range of western Oregon. Today, James W. Fowler Co. is a diversified general contractor providing heavy civil and tunneling construction solutions.
  One of Dallas’ newest employers is Pressed Coffee Roasters Cafe. They feature on-site craft coffee roasting, exceptional espresso beverages along with bakery items, soups, sandwiches and salads.
  So whether you live in Dallas or are visiting, let’s do business.

LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Dallas Public Schools         
Polk County                        
Forest River, Inc                    
Dallas Retirement Village       
Walmart                                
West Valley Hospital  
James W. Fowler Affiliates  
Safeway Stores, Inc.  
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