The Last Word: DRC’s Kelly Cloud on the Kickoff of the BioNTX iC3 Summit

by | Sep 28, 2023
With a theme of “Innovation, Capital, Collaboration, Commercialization”—or iC³—the summit unites researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and support organizations to forge the relationships that drive progress.
The Last Word: AT&T’s David Williams on the Rapid Rise of AI
by | Sep 12, 2023
Williams was just one of the experts on hand at the Dallas Regional Chamber's late August Q3 Executive Circle event. Presented by McKesson at AT&T’s Dallas headquarters, the panel focused on the impact of AI on how companies do business and shared practical insights into how companies can navigate and utilize AI.
The Last Word: BGSF’s Troy Chapdelaine on How Strongly Job Candidates Feel About Flexible Workplaces
The Dallas Regional Chamber conducted a Future of Work survey of its members in May to better understand the workplace arrangements of companies across the Dallas region. One key finding from DRC member BGSF: Job candidates are prioritizing hybrid and flexible workplaces above all else when considering their next placement.
The Last Word: Gov. Abbott on Dallas’ Tech Job Growth and More at DRC Luncheon
Speaking to an audience of over 400 business leaders at Dallas' Hilton Anatole, Gov. Abbott delivered a "State of the State" address Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber. "The Dallas Metroplex is ranked number one in the nation for high-tech job growth because of its well-trained workforce, world-class airport, leading research universities, and affordable real estate," Abbott told the audience.

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.
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.
State of Public Education Is the Biggest Challenge Facing Texas
by | Nov 2, 2021
"It's larger than every other problem that we face, probably combined," says Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. The long-term economic impact of pandemic-driven learning loss in Texas could total as much as $2 trillion.

An expert panel discusses the challenges—and what's being done about it.

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.
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.
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.
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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 DEC@Redbird.
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. 
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.
Empathic School Design Is Creating Healthier, More Resilient Communities
by | Dec 29, 2020
By designing schools that challenge the status quo, HKS is creating a safer, truly inclusive environment for the benefit of learning for all, says Leonardo González Sangri, the firm's director of education.