Tom Latchem monitors the city's business climate, works with developers to bring business to Carrollton and assists local businesses in finding markets for their products. As a result, Carrollton provides one of the most innovative and comprehensive economic development programs in the North Texas area.
International Marketing Initiatives have been a key component of Carrollton's Economic Development strategy to attract foreign business. The city has been successful in promoting locally produced products overseas and gaining the attention of foreign companies to locate facilities within the community. The pro-active effort has resulted in a healthier local economy and continued infrastructure improvement.