Dallas County

Dallas County, 3 North Texas Cities Are Finalists in IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

by | Feb 26, 2024
The cities of Dallas, Irving, and Cedar Hill joined Dallas County among the 36 finalists for awards from IDC Government Insights. Locally honored initiatives include digital equity and public Wi-Fi programs, as well as a modern library in a park and a public health investigation system.
‘Smart County’: North Texas Innovation Alliance, Dallas County Kick Off Official UAS and Robotics Tech Program Program
The kickoff Drone & Robotics Demo Day featured 10 companies that are pioneering everything from first-responder drones to delivery robots to drone detection systems. Meet the companies and see solutions that could help turn Dallas County into a Smart County—one innovation at a time.
Innovation in Action: Dallas County and North Texas Innovation Alliance to Demo Robotics and Drones
by | Jun 23, 2023
The Drone and Robotics Innovation Demo Day on June 26 will showcase the latest drone and robotic technologies related to a range of governmental uses.
‘Texodus’: What’s Behind the Trend of Californians Moving to North Texas
A new report from StorageCafe dissects a noticeable migratory trend of Californians to the Lone Star State. Here are some reasons they're racing to get to places like North Texas—like saving over $1 million when they buy a house, for instance.

Dallas County Breaks Ground on $32M Mesquite Government Center

by | May 22, 2023
Dallas County's Mesquite Government Center will house a Tax Office, Constable Office, and Justice of the Peace and Juvenile Services offices, along with a community space and early voting operations area. Boston-based Suffolk—the company that built The Galbraith on Bryan Street, The Terminal at Katy Trail, and the Terminal C renovations at DFW Airport—is the contractor. See who's designing the center—and how it will impact Mesquite.
Governor Appoints Five Trinity River Authority Board Members
by | May 5, 2023
The authority oversees development and conservation of surface water resources of the Trinity River Basin.
Dallas County To Build a $52M Bio Lab and Life Sciences Building Near the Southwestern Medical District
Dallas County has seen the region make great strides in a growing biotech boom. And now the county is making its own bid to be a key player—by developing a $52 million, 75,000 square-foot bio lab and life science building at the northern edge of the Southwestern Medical District.
UWorld Cares Grant Deadline Looms: Nonprofits Can Apply Now to Support Education in Dallas
by | Mar 22, 2023
The UWorld Cares grant program aims to strengthen the pathway to higher education, address workforce skills gaps, and eliminate barriers to higher education by partnering with community organizations.

Southern Dallas County’s IPTMA Appoints an Executive Director

by | Jan 19, 2021
Laura Freeland will lead the membership organization that works to address transportation issues affecting employers and employees in the Southern Dallas County Inland Port.
Dallas College Restructure Focuses on Collaborative Partnerships for the Future of Higher Ed
“Our students don’t really want to enroll in college, they want to enroll in a job," Dr. Joe May of Dallas College said. Here are takeaways from a discussion on the college's restructure and its renovation plans spurred by a billion-dollar bond fund.

Q+A: Dr. Joe May Discusses Dallas College’s Impact on Dallas County and How It Hopes to Help Rebuild the Local Economy

by | Aug 17, 2020
May also talks about his role as the chair of the Texas 300x300 jobs initiative, which has the goal of getting 300,000 Texans back to work in 300 days.
5 Ways UT Southwestern Medical Center Is Fighting COVID
by | Aug 4, 2020
Virus researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have amped up their lab and data work to fight and defeat COVID-19. Here are key takeaways from UTSW's Claire Aldridge, who herself has battled the virus and fully recovered.
Dallas Mavs, Stars, and Zoo Team With Dallas County Health for #NTXDoesItRight
by | Jul 31, 2020
The new full-fledged, mask-wearing campaign “could not be more needed in our community,” says creative partner Jackson Spalding.
City of Dallas, The DEC @ Redbird, 200 Business Orgs Partner to Launch Small Business Ecosystem
by | Jul 1, 2020
More than 200 Dallas County business service organizations have formed B.U.I.L.D. to provide resources for local small businesses. There will be a strong focus on women- and minority-owned businesses.