Business Retention & Expansion

The Mission of Rowlett Business, Retention, & Expansion (BRE) is to ensure that existing businesses have the tools, resources and business climate to succeed in Rowlett.

Please reach out to Charles Mazarakes at or 972-412-6121 to schedule a retention visit and/or if you have any questions. Visits can be done in-person at the business (preferred), via video, or over the phone.

Business Resources:

  • We can provide (complimentary) customized reports to your business. 
  • Workforce and employee/employer training information is available here.
  • If you need a Certificate of Origin, the Rowlett Area Chamber & Visitors Center offers this service free for members and $10 for non-members.
  • If your business has exterior security cameras, you can register them with the Rowlett Police to potentially assist them in solving crimes that may occur.
  • City of Rowlett permit forms and applications are available here.
  • Frustrated with "Showrooming?" Check out Seven Ways Businesses and Communities Can Counter "Showrooming."
  • Visit to prepare your business for all types of emergencies such as natural disasters such as tornado's, pandemics, and human caused accidents. Check out their Severe Wind Tornado Toolkit here.
  • Additional resources available in the Starting a Business in Rowlett section.