The inaugural board has 15 members including Alan Dorantes; Ardo Fuentes; Chris Bradshaw; Cynthia Figueroa; Dania Duncan Moreno; Debra Hunter Johnson; Gilbert Gerst; Holly Reed; Jimmy Tran; Kim Noltemy; Linda McMahon; and Michon Fulgham.
Not pictured: John Stephens; Johnnie King Jr.; and Walter (Alan) Walne.
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.