Report: French-American Chamber of Commerce Trade Office To Anchor Dallas International District

Today, the French-American Chamber of Commerce planted a flag in the new Dallas International District. The FACC, which opened its trade office, is an anchor tenant in the district, reports KRLD.

The nonprofit organization promotes and develops business connections and opportunities between the U.S. and France.

FACC’s new home in the Dallas International Business District advances its mission. The district aims to be a unique home for international businesses of all sizes and boost Dallas’ presence on the global stage.

Multicultural live-work-play community

From concerts in the park to innovation within new architectural masterworks, the International District could become a key attraction for the city. [Image courtesy of Omniplan]

The district, which includes the site of the former Valley View Center mall, has plans for a 20-acre central park, one-of-a-kind international festivals, and community gatherings where “worlds can collide” all year round. It will also include a mix of luxury and affordable multi-family living and a Dallas ISD STEAM school.

The plan has been 10 years in the making to turn the Valley View-Galleria area into an international center for businesses of all sizes. 

We wrote in January about the planned project, its status as a Civic Innovation Smart Zone, and the public-private partnership that will fund the initiative. 

Reimagining the former Valley View mall site

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has called the district “a wonderful opportunity to boost our city’s presence on the global stage while also transforming an underutilized area into an amazing gathering place that all of our residents can enjoy.”

Building that international reputation for Dallas is key, the mayor says, most recently in his State of the City address. Growth in and around the district will increase trade, foreign investment, and cultural community.

The district will be an incubator

An automated people mover may be a future centerpiece of the International District. [Rendering: NCTCOG]

“We will be the incubator not only for small businesses, but we’re also going to be the regional incubator for transportation innovation,” said City Councilwoman Jaynie Schultz, on KRLD.

“This whole district, we hope, will be infused with many, many small businesses, local businesses and people just getting their start from all around the world.” she added.

For more information about FACC and the Dallas International District

You can go here to learn more about FACC and here to learn more about the district.

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