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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Small Business Continuity Fund to be Launched

The Office of Economic Development is launching a $5 million Small Business Continuity Fund which will provide up to $10,000 in grants and up to $50,000 in low-cost loans. The program was approved by Dallas City Council on April 22nd.

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Council approves project to bring food tech company Zume to southern Dallas

Dallas City Council has approved a business personal property tax abatement to encourage Zume, Inc., a California-based company, to establish a new 1,044,647 square foot manufacturing facility at 9155 Southlink Drive in southern Dallas.

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Dallas wins 2019 Deal of the Year Bronze Award for Uber

The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has won Business Facilities’ 2019 Deal of the Year Bronze Award for Uber Technologies’ U.S. Administrative Hub. Business Facilities magazine recognizes the year's top economic development deals.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Dallas Opportunity Zone Prospectus is now available

As part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, 15 Opportunity Zones were created in the City of Dallas as a way to address under-invested neighborhoods. Investors in these zones can receive significant tax benefits. For more information click link below.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

City of Dallas & SHOP Development win ULI Next Big Idea Award

The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development & SHOP Development have won the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Next Big Idea Award for their “Transforming Spaces into Places” entry, which shows how you can transform aging retail centers into modern spaces.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Among Hotels Joining AAA Five Diamond List

They say they are the best of the best… and this year a North Texas hotel has joined the list of less than 150 establishments that have a AAA Five Diamond Rating. Eight hotels have been added in the past year and the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is one of them.

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Where ‘Big D’ Stands for Digital

For decades, tech has been in Dallas’ DNA: The microchip was invented here. Companies that the public might think of as being Silicon Valley-centric are building software in DFW, as are more-traditional companies not typically regarded as tech-based.

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing Cities

Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta. Dallas, which has added more than 50,000 high-skill professional, scientific and technical industry jobs in the last five years, came in third.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Dallas is embracing its arts innovators

It's no secret that Dallas has been attracting big companies from all over. What may surprise you, however, is the fact that entrepreneurial creators, from filmmakers to musicians, designers and artists, are also coming here and energizing the city.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Mayor Rawlings: Dallas companies fare better

The stock value of publicly traded companies in the Dallas metro area has consistently outperformed the Standard & Poor 500 index since 1996, Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a speech to business leaders Tuesday.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

New data shows DFW's job market is the best in the country

Among the dozen largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Dallas had both the highest job growth rate and the most jobs added from November 2016 to November 2017. That's according to new information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

D-FW will be one of the country's hottest home markets in 2018

North Texas' hot housing market won't cool in 2018, according to a new forecast. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to be one of the top home markets in the country next year, according's just-released projections.

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Dallas climbs 12 spots in Annual Innovation Report

Dallas has been placed among the top 10 cities in the U.S. that are ready to take on the “next-wave” digital economy, according to a recent research report analyzing the health of startup communities in 25 cities across the nation.

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

UT Southwestern planning a $480 million expansion of Clements Hospital

UT Southwestern is planning a $480 million expansion that will add 292 patient beds and 19 operating rooms to its flagship William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital by 2020. The expansion is driven by “a greater-than-expected need” for specialty care.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

North Texas Giving Day breaks record, raising $39 million in 18 hours

Last week's 18-hour online fundraiser organized by Communities Foundation of North Texas broke its sixth national record, racking up $39.4 million for local charities. It easily topped last year's $37.3 million in donations.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

DFW still tops nation in tower cranes

Dallas-Fort Worth is growing – the population, the jobs, the skylines. And it is the skylines that are increasingly home to a sight that is visible in North Texas more so than anywhere else in the country – the tower crane.

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

See how DFW compares with the rest of the nation for job growth

The Dallas area added 563,200 private-sector jobs during the past 10 years, outpacing the growth rates of most of the nation’s major markets, according to a federal report issued this morning.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

C-PACE Program Training to be held September 7th

Are you Interested in learning more about the C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) Program and how it can benefit you? Then sign up for the Dallas C-PACE Service Provider Training being held on September 7th.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Dallas is 'Tried & True' place for tech talent

Real estate co. JLL has released its "Cracking the Hardest Code: Where to Find Tech Talent" report, which identifies cities with the highest concentration of people in tech. Dallas was recognized as a top five city for its number of software developers.

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Cinestate looking to get more movies made in Dallas

Native son & successful producer Dallas Sonnier, via his new company Cinestate, is looking to get more movies made in Dallas. He got things started with his shoot for "Puppet Master," which took place in March & April at the Ambassador Hotel.

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