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City of Dallas Awards over $600K to Small Businesses

The Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) program, a partnership between the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development, Dallas Development Fund and National Development Council, has awarded over $600K in grants and loans to City of Dallas small businesses impacted by COVID-19. 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...