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Santander Consumer USA Invests $7M to Bridge Digital Divide in Dallas

by | Jan 18, 2022
Santander Consumer will partner with tech and community nonprofit Comp-U-Dopt to provide free high-speed Internet connectivity to up to 10,000 Dallas student households, along with free laptop computers, training, and support to eligible low-income residents. It's the first step in a two-year program to include several other cities, funded by a total of $35 million in grants from Dallas-based Santander Consumer's foundation.
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Three Southern Dallas Projects Awarded $21M in Federal RAISE Grants
by | Nov 23, 2021
$12 million will go toward building The Loop's Trinity Forest Spine Trail South Phase; $8.218 million will enhance mobility within the Southern Dallas County Inland Port, including the purchase of eight on-demand electric shuttles; and $900,000 will help connect communities across the Southern Gateway, from Oak Cliff to the forthcoming I-35 deck park to the Dallas Zoo and the Tenth Street Historic District.
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$11.5M NVIDIA Collaboration Will Put SMU ‘in the Fast Lane for Artificial Intelligence’
by | Nov 11, 2021
SMU is investing $11.5 million into a powerful new supercomputing research system featuring an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. Connected with the NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform in SMU's data center, it will produce a theoretical 100 petaflops of computing power—enabling the university's network to perform "a blistering 100 quadrillion operations per second." The new capability will supercharge SMU's AI and supercomputing exploration, boosting North Texas' growth as a technology hub.
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SMU Announces All-New Business Accelerator to Support Next-Gen Entrepreneurs
by | Aug 10, 2021
Students and recent alumni of Southern Methodist University will have the opportunity to be a part of an "intense and enriching" 6-month program—and a chance to compete for funding.
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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Discusses Parallel Crises Facing City, Looks to the Future

by | Dec 11, 2020
During Eric Johnson’s term as Mayor of Dallas, he's had to respond to two major crises so far: the ongoing pandemic and an increase in violent crime. Mayor Johnson addressed these issues in The Year-End Conversation and also touched on initiatives to develop Dallas’ workforce and transform the city into a destination for startup companies.
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Coworking Adapts to Survive and (Eventually) Thrive
by | Nov 29, 2020
Local coworking firms use different approaches to deal with COVID challenges.
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Dallas-Fort Worth Leads the Nation in Apartment Demand for Q3 2020
by | Nov 28, 2020
The DFW multifamility market also led in the second quarter with modest gains due to government stay-at-home orders.
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A Timeline for Action: Dallas ‘Roadmap’ Points the Way To Economic and Social Progress
by | Nov 13, 2020
The Community Transformation Action Roadmap is a new holistic framework of economic development that benefits everyone in Dallas, says Eric A. Johnson, Dallas' chief of economic development and neighborhood services.
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Dallas Startup Week 2020 State of Entrepreneurship: ‘This Year Has Been Tough, But Dallas Is Tougher’

by | Sep 3, 2020
During this year's event, DSW20's State of Entrepreneurship award winners were announced.
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