Innovation & Entrepreneurship Features

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Sharing Cities Alliance meets with ECO

Recently, Dallas Office of Economic Development (ECO) staff met with Pieter van de Glind, a co-founder of the Sharing Cities Alliance (SCA), based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The SCA is an independent foundation that connects cities worldwide, fostering a collaborative environment for city governments to learn about, and then implement, best practices from the sharing economy model. Read more...

TX Regional USPTO Dir Hope Shimabuku (Photo courtesy of TX Regional USPTO)

How Innovation Happens In Dallas

Dallas has always been a great place for innovation. In 2015 it became even better when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its Regional Office at 207 South Houston Street in Downtown Dallas, the only one in Texas. Texas Regional Office Director Hope Shimabuku sat down with the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development to discuss the office’s launch, its work so far, and long-term plans. Read more...