DRC

The Last Word: Google’s James Harding on the Promise Shown at the HackDFW Marathon

The eighth annual HackDFW, powered by Say Yes to Dallas and presented by Google, connected hundreds of aspiring technologists to several Fortune 100 companies. It was a unique 48-hour marathon that challenged more than 550 people from 80 universities. Tech teams created ways to innovatively tackle waste management, climate change, better understand decisions from the Supreme Court, and much more.
MORE
HackDFW Brings Over 500 Brilliant Young Minds Together to Showcase Their Talents
by | Oct 12, 2022
The eighth annual HackDFW, powered by Say Yes to Dallas and presented by Google, connected hundreds of aspiring technologists to several Fortune 100 companies. It was a unique 48-hour marathon that challenged more than 550 people from 80 universities. Tech teams created ways to innovatively tackle waste management, climate change, better understand decisions from the Supreme Court, and much more. Our future workforce is in this room,” said James Harding, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Customer Engineer at Google.
MORE
New Dallas Regional Chamber VP of Innovation: ‘We’re only getting stronger’
by | Feb 28, 2022
Jorge Varela has spent decades building startups in Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and even in Central America—his place of origin. Now his efforts will center on North Texas' innovation economy.

“The shift from Silicon Valley and the East Coast to Texas and DFW is real,” Varela says.
MORE

Amazon Partners with DRC to Elevate Community Initiatives

A more than $260,000 investment in the DRC's community initiatives comes after Amazon's recently scaled-up operations and hiring in the market. More than half of Amazon’s investment will focus on growing wages and talent in the region.
MORE
HackDFW Drew More Than 600 Hackers—and Big Name Employers Hunting Hires
by | Oct 7, 2021
Students and experienced engineers alike hacked solutions to real-world challenges with algorithms, coding scripts, and data in three days of problem-solving. Some of the world’s biggest names in business—Amazon, McKesson, and USAA (to name a few)—were taking note.

Hackathons have became the new career fair for tech talent.
MORE
HackDFW Hackathon Coming to Dallas October 1-3, Giving Tech Talent a Way to Show Skills to Top Companies
by | Aug 11, 2021
Backed by the Dallas Regional Chamber and powered by its Say Yes to Dallas campaign, HackDFW expects to draw 500 people to solve challenges from Amazon, Goldman Sachs, McKesson, and other major employers.
MORE
Corporate Recruitment: On the Road Again
by | Aug 5, 2021
The Dallas Regional Chamber is taking its 'Texas Two-Step' on the road, telling corporate headquarters prospects 'how business growth begins with one move to Dallas-Fort Worth.' As of mid-July, the team is tracking 115 active projects. Of those, 85 originated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hitting the road will add fuel to the fire of recent announcements and current corporate location projects, writes DRC economic development chief Mike Rosa.
MORE

Westlake-Based Core-Mark Acquired by Performance Food Group in a $2.5B Deal

by | May 18, 2021
The transaction is expected to create a best-in-class convenience business. Core-Mark will be part of PFG's national wholesale distribution segment, Vistar, but will remain headquartered in North Texas.
MORE
dallas, texas, real estate, real-estate, red bird mall, redbird mall, red-bird-mall, redbird-mall, redevelopment, redevelopments, southern dallas, southern-dallas, peter brodsky, reimagine redbird, reimagine red bird, reimagine-redbird, square feet, square-feet, dallas-fort worth, dallas–fort worth, dallas fort worth, dallas-fort-worth, north texas, north-texas, red bird development, redbird development, call center, d magazine, dmagazine, dfw, d-fw, mall redevelopment, mall redevelopments, mixed-use development, mixed-use developments, office space, office spaces, revitalization, apartment complex, dallas county, dallas area, developer peter brodsky, ut southwestern medical center,
Southern Dallas’ Redbird Mall Revitalization Brings Access, Talent, and Purchasing Power to the Area
After launching Reimagine Redbird, the revitalization project of a historic 1975 mall in Southern Dallas, five years ago, the area now boasts 1,000 living wage call center jobs with Chime Solutions, Class A apartments at the Palladium Redbird, and The [email protected]
MORE
Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Family-Friendly Workplace Initiative
by | Jan 12, 2021
Local businesses that achieve the Best Place for Working Parents designation in the DRC's online self assessment will be recognized at the second annual State of Early Education on Feb. 23. 
MORE
S.M. Wright Project in South Dallas
Dallas’ First Test Bed for Smart‑City Transit Tech Receives Funding Through $4M Federal Grant
by | Jan 12, 2021
Dallas' S.M. Wright Highway is being rebuilt into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, complete with advanced smart-traffic capabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant was key in getting the tech added to the highway.
MORE

The Future of Office for Financial Services: Continuing COVID Impact—and a Need To Take a Breath

by | Dec 28, 2020
Sensitive transactions make offices a must for financial services firms, but the amount and design of spaces will be impacted for the foreseeable future.
MORE
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Expects Economic Recovery To Accelerate as Texas Receives More Vaccines and Treatment Options
Gov. Abbott foresees an increase in business activity by the early part of next year. With recent corporate headquarters moves to Texas, including Charles Schwab and CBRE, he believes that there has never been a more exciting time for economic development.
MORE
Six Takeaways on What the USMCA Means to Texas and the World
by | Dec 15, 2020
Texas has a special trade relationship with Mexico and Canada, with the two countries employing roughly 1 million Texans and the relationship resulting in $270 billion in trade annually. You can find more takeaways from the United States and these countries' trade representatives below.
MORE
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.
MORE