DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — The Denison Development Alliance hosted its yearly economic summit, breaking down 2022 success stories and outlining plans for 2023 and beyond.

 The main topic of discussion for Friday's event was the progress on Main Street.

"Although it looks like it happened overnight, it's been in the process for 20-plus years," said Denison Mayor Janet Gott.

"A lot of new businesses have located. A lot of people from out of town have bought facilities," added DDA president Tony Kaai. "So our entertainment is really busting out."

The Alliance is pleased with what they've accomplished in 2022.

"We've seen the amazing rehabilitation of a lot of our downtown businesses," said Meredith Dotty, president of the Denison Development Foundation.

DDA announced that about 50 developers have reached out looking for property in the city. 

"The pastures has been really active for developers looking for property in order to build multi-family and single-family homes," said Kaai. "So, we're working on that."

Now their focus shifts to the future. 

"I think the biggest thing we're going to see in economic development is the suppliers to the chip plants that are going in Sherman," said Kaai. "So we're really focusing on putting a program together to recruit those to our industrial parks. We're going to see a lot of activity in the next couple of years."