economic development

Losing Amazon HQ2 Gave Dallas Time To Figure Out Zoning Policy

By Jon Anderson / July 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

One of life’s joys is the “I told you so,” because it is so often precluded by a period of scorn and disbelief. Last week I had a bumper crop, but let’s talk about Amazon’s HQ2. You remember that? The corporate welfare pageant where municipalities fell over themselves, checkbooks flailing in the breeze, trying to […]

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Dallas’ Chief of Economic Development Raquel Favela Resigns

By Bethany Erickson / August 22, 2018 / 0 Comments
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Raquel Favela, Dallas’ Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services, has given City Manager T.C. Broadnax her resignation, the city announced yesterday. Her resignation is effective Sept. 3. Under her tenure, which began April 2017, Favela oversaw the city’s first data-driven Market Value Analysis framework, which helped city leaders, residents and others better suss out […]

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Dallas Center for Architecture Is Now AD EX with Newly Expanded Vision, Location

By Leah Shafer / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dallas Center for Architecture has changed its name and expanded its vision, moving to a new location in downtown Dallas and setting its sights on being an integral part of the community.  DCFA is now AD EX, shorthand for The Architecture and Design Exchange. They are taking new roost in the historic midcentury architectural […]

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Farmers Branch Renaissance Turning Once Sleepy Suburb Into Vibrant City

By Leah Shafer / May 6, 2016 / 1 Comment

Once upon a time, a decade or two ago, Farmers Branch was a sleepy suburb with older homes, older shopping centers, and older infrastructure. It wasn’t a bad place to live, but it wasn’t exactly topping the charts of vibrant cities in DFW. The housing stock, in particular, was fraying around the edges and many aging residences needed […]

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Lewisville Old Town Redevelopment Creates Vibrant Entertainment, Living Destination

By Leah Shafer / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

When you think of hip, fun destinations to live, work, and play in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the city of Lewisville is not usually at the top of the list. But city leaders in this northern suburb of almost 100,000 residents are changing that as redevelopment moves into full swing in the Old Town area. New […]

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