Mike Rawlings

Downtown Dallas Inc. Taps City of Dallas Arts and Culture Director as New CEO

Jennifer Scripps will helm the 100-employee nonprofit organization starting in April.
Alyce Alston: ‘Let’s Be Really Clear. The State of Entrepreneurship is Strong in DFW’
by | Apr 4, 2019
Also at the SOE19 event, The DEC announces a partnership with the North Texas Angel Network, Craig Hall remembers Herb Kelleher, Mike Rawlings looks at the city's history of innovation, Dumb Money talks success on YouTube, and the Dallas Startup Evangelist of the year is named.
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By Rail & Truck, Dallas’ Inland Port is at the Crossroads of Commerce, Logistics
by | Nov 26, 2018
Years in the making, Mike Rader's vision for an intermodal mega-center in southern Dallas County has come to fruition. Best of all, it's thriving.

Socially Conscious Food Distributor FoodMaven is Expanding to Dallas

by | Oct 18, 2018
Colorado-based FoodMaven, a company with a social impact mission to affordably deliver food, makes its first move out-of-state by heading to North Texas.
A Year in the Making, Dallas’ New Cultural Plan Seeks Equitable Arts Funding
by | Oct 12, 2018
The Office of Cultural Affairs's proposal to spread the arts across all social, economics, and geographic area of Dallas will be presented to City Council this month.
Celanese Announces $100K Grant to Support Dallas’ GrowSouth Initiative
by | Jul 25, 2018
During its centennial, Celanese will promote volunteerism and give grants in the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions where it operates.
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Dallas, Fort Worth Mayors to Promote DFW’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem on European Trip
by | Jun 14, 2018
“As a hub of innovation and diversity, we look to strengthen the already deep connections North Texas has with our global partners," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings about the trip.

TREC Seeks Real Estate Proposals for 2018 Shark Tank: GrowSouth

by | Feb 26, 2018
Finalists will make their real estate pitches to investors during the live event on Sept. 27.
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TREC Shark Tank Finalists Hook Investments for Real Estate Projects
by | Nov 3, 2017
All three finalists won investments from the sharks in The Real Estate Council Shark Tank event Thursday night at Gilley’s Dallas.
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Smart Cities Tech on Mayors’ Canada Trip Agenda
by | Jun 9, 2017
Members of the delegation will get a Montreal Smart Cities tour, in which officials will share their experiences in the smart cities initiative.
Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’
by | Mar 28, 2017
The Dallas Innovation Alliance unveiled an interactive kiosk and other features in the first phase of its Smart Cities Living Lab on Monday.
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Year Up Program Guides Young Adults Toward Careers

by | Mar 6, 2017
A celebration 5 p.m. Monday featuring, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Year Up leaders, will officially celebrate the DFW launch of the national nonprofit.
Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program
Celebrates Largest Class
by | Aug 3, 2016
Since 2008, the program has grown to include 385 Dallas public school high students and 240 Dallas-area businesses and nonprofits.
3 Things We’re Reading: Mavericks Owner Keeps Ticket Prices Low for the Loyal
by | Jun 9, 2016
Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting stories about innovation and creativity.