Success Stories

1-Ulta Business Park (OED-Patskin) CROPPED
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E-commerce Businesses Are Choosing Dallas

Over the past few years, the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has worked to secure new e-commerce businesses. Amazon, Ulta Beauty, and all have established new distribution centers in Dallas, helping to expand the city’s tax base, increase sales tax revenue, and create new employment opportunities. Read more...

Juneteenth Economic Forum and Marketplace Expo

Staff members from the City’s Office of Economic Development (ECO) recently played a supporting role in the first annual Juneteenth Economic Forum and Marketplace Expo organized by the Friends of Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center (ZWHJCOC) and held on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at Dallas ISD’s Billy Earl Dade Middle School (2727 Al Lipscomb Way). Read more...

Costco Exterior Grand Opening May 11 2017 (ECO SSH)
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Dallas' First Costco Now Open for Business

Rejoice, Dallas! Costco, that beloved purveyor of bulk products such as 20 pound bags of rice and 600-count boxes of paper plates, has opened its first store in the city limits. Located south of LBJ Freeway along Coit Road and the North Central Expressway, the Dallas Costco opened its doors on May 11. Read more...

Sprouts Opens in the Lake Highlands Town Center

Lake Highlands’ newest grocery store, Sprouts Farmers Market, opened on May 3rd at the Shops at Lake Highland Town Center (LHTC), with an estimated 200 people waiting eagerly in line at the early hour of 7 a.m. to receive discount coupons and other giveaways. A grocery store anchor for LHTC has been greatly anticipated for a decade; the opening marked a milestone in the 10-year public and private partnership to create the LHTC and the infrastructure supporting it. Read more ...

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Dallas' Latest Shopping Hotspot

One of Dallas’ newest success stories is The Shops at Park Lane, a multi-phase mixed-use project located at Park Lane and North Central Expressway (US-75).  

The Shops at Park Lane was created as part of the Vickery Meadow Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, managed by The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development. This TIF district was established in 2005 to assist commercial and residential transit-oriented development near the DART light rail Park Lane Station, while also implementing appropriate urban design standards. Read more ...

IIPOD Story Map

The International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) is a manufacturing, warehousing and logistics hub located around multi-modal transportation infrastructure in Southern Dallas. Served by three major interstates (I-35E, I-20 and I-45) and a Union Pacific Intermodal terminal, the IIPOD is home to over 25 million sq. ft. of industrial space. The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has committed to major investments in infrastructure and partnerships with leading industrial developers to provide a place for companies to grow and employment opportunities for local residents. Read more...

The Richards Group Chose Dallas for Its New HQ 

When Stan Richards of The Richards Group, the country’s largest independently owned advertising agency, decided to move his company’s headquarters, he determined that renting new office space wasn’t the answer. He decided The Richards Group was going to build a brand new building from the ground up, and that building was going to be located in the heart of Dallas.

Even with that decision made, given his company’s prestige, Richards was courted by many in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. But Richards wanted the energy and convenience a central Dallas location would provide. Read more...