Dallas-Fort Worth

Report: Dallas-Fort Worth Has One of the Top 5 Fastest-Growing Economies in the U.S.

by | Oct 19, 2022
“More intense innovative activity leads to higher rates of economic progress," researchers for an international conference noted last year. That's certainly true of Dallas-Fort Worth, which had the No. 5 fastest-growing economy of any U.S. metro this year, according to the American Growth Project. DFW and the other top four metros on the list share a key distinction: They're all hubs for tech and innovation. The report says DFW's attractiveness helps bolster its existing “diversity and strength across industries,” while noting that health care is a “major driver of economic growth” in the region.
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North Texas lands in the Top 10 of CBRE’s Annual Scoring Tech Talent Report
by | Jul 14, 2022
According to Dallas-based CBRE’s most recent annual Scoring Tech Talent report, Dallas-Fort Worth now stands in the No. 9 spot, jumping up four places from last year’s report—one of the biggest gains seen by any metro area. The region also ranks No. 5 for women in the tech workforce.

Over the past five years, DFW’s talent pool has grown by nearly 15%, with close to 188,000 residents employed in the industry.
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Aussie-Based Spot Parking Kicks Tires For DFW Business Opportunities
by | Jul 27, 2021
Spot Parking, which creates a digital twin of parking spaces in cities, universities, and more, is looking to set up operations in Dallas-Fort Worth to back its strategy for entering the U.S. market.
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Here Are the Top 25 Companies to Work For in Dallas-Fort Worth, According to LinkedIn
by | Jul 27, 2021
LinkedIn analyzed 10 emerging U.S. cities it deems best at attracting a growing number of job seekers. Topping the local list in order: AT&T, Lockheed Martin, and American Airlines.
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Symposium Highlights North Texas’ Black Tech Talent, Potential

by | May 11, 2021
Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”
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Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans
by | Feb 19, 2021
Here's a round up of resources that can help in North Texas' unprecedented winter storm.

You'll also find updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Riding the Funding Wave: These DFW Startups Got the Money in 2020
Here are 32 North Texas startups that successfully pulled in capital to back their ventures. Fitting the digital demands of a global pandemic, it's a tech-heavy group, with liberal doses of biotech and healthcare-related firms.
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Dallas Innovates 2021 Thought Leaders: Deloitte
by | Jan 25, 2021
As Deloitte's Kevin Knowles puts it, "Organizations face a choice between returning to a post-COVID world that is simply an enhanced version of yesterday OR building one that is a sustainable version of tomorrow. The risk is more than that of falling behind—it’s the possibility of never catching up at all."
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Bell Textron to Open 600-Employee Commercial Business Center at Former American Airlines HQ

by | Dec 1, 2020
The Fort Worth-based Textron Inc. company is expanding its footprint to accommodate for growing operations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Capital One Grants $500K to The Commit Partnership to Accelerate Closing the Equity Gap in Dallas
by | Nov 12, 2020
The Commit Partnership is a Dallas-based nonprofit that works to ensure all local students have access to an equitable education. Capital One's grant is part of a more than $3 million commitment to address critical community needs.
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Sunrider International will be the anchor tenant at Midlothian Business Park. The company is moving its manufacturing and R&D operations from Torrance, CA, to the industrial park. [Image: Conlon & Co.]
Chicago’s Conlon & Co. Acquires Big Stake in Midlothian Business Park
by | Nov 10, 2020
CNBC star Sean Conlon and former Mayor Richard Daley make their second major Dallas-Fort Worth investment in 30 days, leveraging booming IT and logistics sectors in the region.
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How They Did It: Redesigning the State Fair of Texas
by | Oct 29, 2020
PHOTO GALLERY | The annual celebration of all things Texas doesn't translate to a Zoom call. So rather than scrapping plans entirely, the staff got creative. Here's a look at how it worked out.
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Dallas-Based Arcosa Makes $87M Acquisition That Could Reduce Transportation Costs, Carbon Footprint

by | Oct 12, 2020
The acquisition, a follow-on to another one Arcosa made in January, will expand the company's recycled aggregates platform into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
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Upward & Onward: Development Moves Forward in Dallas‑Fort Worth
by | Oct 7, 2020
Despite a pandemic pause, developers are betting on the region. Here's a look at some of the newest and biggest projects underway.
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Microsoft community skills program black-led nonprofits
Future Readiness: This $15M Microsoft Training Program Aims to Accelerate Digital Skills in Minority Communities
by | Sep 25, 2020
The Sept. 30 deadline looms for the Microsoft community skills grant that's open to Black-led nonprofits. Up to 50 organizations will receive up to $100,000 over three years for training purposes.
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Urban Air franchise incentives
Urban Air Fuels Expansion With $700K in Incentives for ‘3-Pack’ Franchise Deals
by | Sep 16, 2020
The indoor entertainment park pioneer opened more than 50 locations last year. Despite COVID-19, Bedford-based Urban Air's rapid growth continues—with some flexibility and innovation along the way.
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