City of Dallas Office of Economic Development Launches New Website
With the launch of the new platform, ECO is making a major commitment to original content, highlighting the unique opportunities and successes that define the largest city in the nation’s best metropolitan economy. Our Features page includes an ever-growing library of profiles: successful people and businesses, public-private partnerships that paid dividends for all parties, and the places – neighborhoods and districts – that make Dallas distinctive.
Current features include an interactive tour of the International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD), the story of The Richards Group’s new Uptown headquarters, the legacy and future of Dallas’ cluster of restaurant headquarters, and the results from a recently-completed downtown Dallas residents’ survey. The site also will feature the best news stories covering Dallas’ economy and business climate.
- Improved navigation – the new navigation structure organizes the department’s programs and initiatives by project type. On the Programs landing page, all of ECO’s programs are listed in one place.
- Interactive data – our new Data Search Tool offers a wide range of information at the user’s fingertips. Search any address in the city and find detailed demographic profiles, industry mixes, employment and labor force data, distances to key locations, and much more. Data are available at one-, three-, five- and ten-mile radii around each address, allowing for a variety of market areas and uses. The data can be exported into a PDF or Excel format.
- Enhanced Small Business content – long the most popular section of the site, the expanded Small Business section brings more information to the forefront, including a revised How To guide on starting a small business in Dallas. The Small Business landing page also prominently features The Dallas Business Resource And Information Network (The Dallas B.R.A.I.N.), the City’s small business support portal.
- Interactive maps – the new embedded maps, based on the ESRI ArcGIS Online platform, allow users to zoom, search for addresses, and better identify opportunities or geographic eligibility. PDF versions of the maps remain available for print.