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Almas Muscatwalla is a new board member for DHA.

DHA, Housing Solutions of North Texas Adds New Board Member

by | Jan 24, 2023

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas announced the appointment of community leader Almas Muscatwalla to its board of commissioners by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.

“DHA welcomes Almas Muscatwalla to our increasingly diverse and engaged board of commissioners,” Troy Broussard, president and chief executive officer of DHA, said in a statement. “We appreciate the mayor’s intentional focus on adding community leaders to our board who are invested in improving the affordable housing landscape across the seven counties DHA serves,” he concluded....

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Dallas’ ‘Hidden Gem’ Could Become a Walkable Community After City Council Approved $390M Master Plan for Hensley Field
by | Dec 21, 2022
Since 1929, everything from WWII-era planes to F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats once buzzed Hensley Field in Southwest Dallas. Someday soon, fleets of bulldozers may be taking over—turning the site into a "walkable community" with 12,000 jobs and 6,800 residences. "This is one of the greatest projects that's going to happen in the future of the city," said City Council Member Jaynie Schultz.
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Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action
by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
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City of Dallas, Zimperium Partner on Free Mobile Security App
by | Dec 5, 2022
The app was developed by Dallas-based Zimperium, a leader in mobile security, and is designed to secure devices against even the most advanced threats. Available as a free download on Apple iOS and Android Play, Dallas Secure arrives just in time for the busy holiday mobile-commerce season.

"Public safety comes first in Dallas—and cybersecurity is a form of public safety,” Mayor Eric Johnson said.
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The Last Word: Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson on the Southern Gateway Deck Park in Oak Cliff

by | Oct 24, 2022
Southern Gateway Park, a planned $172 million, five-acre deck park over I-35 by the Dallas Zoo—just reached a big milestone. TxDOT has completed the foundation deck for Phase 1 of the deck park (seen in the right half of the image above). The park will literally and figuratively reconnect the Oak Cliff neighborhood that was divided by I-35 in the 1950s. The park promises to be an engineering marvel with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Taps Attorney Carlos White as Franchise Impact Ambassador
by | Aug 26, 2022
Johnson launched the ‘Mayor’s Franchise Initiative’ to foster economic growth earlier this week. Carlos White’s goal will be to make Dallas “a global hub for franchising” by forming partnerships that can help teach city residents how to create, systematize, and scale successful businesses.
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Meet the Inaugural Board of Directors of the Dallas Economic Development Corporation
by | Aug 24, 2022
The newly created Dallas Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit aimed at attracting new businesses to the city, while supporting economic and workforce development. Formed with the help of $7 million in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dallas EDC now has its first board of directors, after receiving approval from the Dallas City Council. “The corporation will play an integral part in growing the Dallas business community, and we need passionate and qualified people at the helm,” said Councilmember Tennell Atkins, chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee.
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Local Investors Anurag Jain and Ross Perot Jr. Help Bring Major League Cricket to North Texas and Beyond
by | May 23, 2022
The investors joined Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others committing a total of $120 million to the MLC. Noted sports architect HKS is designing a "world-class" Major League Cricket stadium in Grand Prairie. Upon completion early next year, it's expected to be the leading venue for cricket in the U.S., the MLC says.
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SMU Lands One of its Largest Gifts Ever to Fund Entrepreneurship

by | Apr 28, 2022
William Spears, founder and CEO of Dallas-based sustainability solutions firm Cenergistic, has given SMU the largest donation from a non-alum in its more than century-long history.

The gift will be used to set up the William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership within the Cox School of Business, as well as the Spears Accelerator, to help get student- and faculty-formed businesses off the ground, and other entrepreneur-supporting efforts.
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State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.
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Dallas Mayor Names Pinnacle Group CEO Nina Vaca as Dallas’ First Entrepreneur-in-Residence
by | Nov 8, 2021
The city’s inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence position was recommended by the Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to better foster the start-up environment in Dallas. "While Dallas is known as a great place for big business, now we need to show that we are a great place for scalable, sustainable, and high-growth startups as well," Vaca says.
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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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Mayor’s Star Council Announces Its 2020-21 Class of Emerging Leaders
by | Oct 26, 2020
This year, 40 young Dallas professionals in eight areas of cultural and industry influence were picked to join the Mayor's Star Council. Here's a look at MSC's ninth class, dubbed #Redefine9.
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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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Klyde Warren park view facing west
Klyde Warren Park Expansion Renderings Show its Westward Growth
by | Oct 15, 2019
In addition to adding 1.5 acres of green space, the expansion will include a three-story, enclosed special events pavilion.
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