Christine Lee, NBC 5 Grand Prairie Reporter
The City of Grand Prairie is home to nearly 9,000 small businesses, and the city's success is partly due to its recruiting efforts.
A spa company that exports hair and skin products around the world celebrated its grand opening in Grand Prairie on Monday morning.
CEO Chau Stone said the city recruited Spa Source USA to Grand Prairie.
"The mayor and the whole entire city of Grand Prairie came and said, 'Hey, we would love to have something like this here,'" she said.
Located in Asia Times Square, Spa Source USA ships its products to Malta, France, Italy, Canada, Switzerland and Vietnam and is planning to launch in about 70 countries, Stone said.
"They are a small business that is creating jobs in the community," said Lorraine McCord, who works with the International Trade Center SBDC. "They also have an international focus, meaning they are exporting their products to Canada and other countries."
The small business also offers spa treatments. Spa Source USA uses compressed hot towels to clean feet during a pedicure instead of a foot bath. The alternative method eliminates the possibility of bacteria being spread through the jet streams, the company said.
The spa is connected to a learning institute, which is in talks with the city about possible partnerships with Dubiski Career High School's cosmetology program.
"It'll give an opportunity for those kids to learn more advanced treatments and procedures, so a nice link between the school district and small business here in Grand Prairie," said city spokeswoman Amy Sprinkles said.
Spa Source USA will bring about 30 new jobs to the city.