From left: Ezi Negus, Okigwe Creations; Greer Christian, PureNRG Cycle; Awah Chai, Offworld Coffee; Kimberly Matthews, Holy Rollie Pastry Shop; and moderator Tarsha Hearns, The DEC Network. [Photo: The DEC Network]

Meet Four North Texas Entrepreneurs Who Navigated to Success With SBA’s Community Pilot Program

by | Aug 9, 2023
At the recent Entrepreneur Showcase in Dallas, four emerging startups were spotlighted alongside Biden Cabinet Member Isabella Casillas Guzman, who leads the Small Business Administration, and Mark Madrid, the driving force behind SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I feel like I’ve just been to a TED talk with these entrepreneurs' words of wisdom,” Madrid said at the event powered by Dallas College and The DEC Network.
UT Southwestern Opens Clinic at RedBird in Southern Dallas
by | Aug 29, 2022
UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird is a new, 150,000-square-foot hospital that instantly becomes a core feature of the redeveloped Redbird Mall. Located in a former Sears store, the new hospital marks the first time UTSW has transformed a former retail space into a regional medical center. “In RedBird, we recognized an opportunity to expand our footprint in Dallas and to have a vital presence in a community that has traditionally been underserved by the health care industry," said UTSW's Dr. Marc Nivet.
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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.

The DEC Launches Free Virtual Mentoring to Help Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19

by | Apr 1, 2020
The new Fast Start Mentoring Program pairs entrepreneurs with business veterans who can help plan a path forward—and identify emerging opportunities. "It's fair to say we're genuinely saving jobs here," CEO Bill Chinn says.
‘There’s No More Mall, Y’all’: How Two DFW Developers Are Reimagining Aging Retail Centers
by | Aug 21, 2019
From Southern Dallas' Redbird Mall to Plano's Collin Creek, traditional retail malls are being reinvented. The Urban Land Institute North Texas poses the question, "What's in store for aging retail?" Here's what these two developers had to say.