And the Oscar goes to…

January 16th, 2015 Posted in Regional Updates

The Academy Awards, now know as The Oscars with a name change in 2013, have been around since 1929. They are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and are presented to those with outstanding cinematic achievements. Although they hype is focused on Best Picture or Best Director, the award ceremony celebrates […]

Legislative Agenda for the 84th Legislative Session

January 13th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

  Today kicks-off the 84th session of the Texas Legislature. They will once again tackle recurring broad issues of transportation, education, health and human services, taxes, and local control. Unusual agenda? No, but this session has new players at the helm: a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and many […]

Meet Our Members: Dr. Neal Smatresk

January 12th, 2015 Posted in Meet Our Members

  Dr. Neal Smatresk, President, UNT Today, we speak with Dr. Neal Smatresk, President of the University of North Texas System. Dr. Smatresk became President of UNT February 2014, which is a sort of homecoming after his time as President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This move was no gamble, he understands that […]

Oregon and Ohio State – Destined to be Together Again

January 12th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

North Texas has been over-run with Bucs and Ducks as Ohio State and Oregon fans make their way to the first ever College Football Playoff championship game. Both teams were ranked underdogs in their semifinal games, but crushed any doubts after winning on January 1st. Oregon dominated Florida State in the Rose Bowl 59 to 20, […]

Economic Impact of Major Sporting Events in North Texas

January 10th, 2015 Posted in Regional Updates

North Texas is no stranger to major events. Over the past five years, the NBA All-Star Game (2010), Super Bowl XLV (2011) and the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2014) have all made their way down to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. These three events alone have brought over $1.1 billion in consumer spending to North Texas. It’s no […]

10 Unforgettable Events for North Texas in 2014

December 30th, 2014 Posted in Regional Updates

1. The 2014 Final Four: North Texas North Texas became the ultimate fan zone for basketball when the Connecticut Huskies, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers flew into DFW International Airport for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. The Final Four brought a record-breaking number of fans to North Texas with 79,238 in attendance at AT&T Stadium […]

Leadership North Texas Shows Its Presby Pride

December 22nd, 2014 Posted in NTC Updates

On Friday, members of Leadership North Texas Class 6 learned about healthcare as an industry and how wellness impacts the region, but this year the members had a chance to learn about the heroics involved with caring for the sick. In late September, Texas Healthy Presbyterian Dallas cared for the first Ebola patient in the […]

A 2014 Tribute to Bob Bolen and Ray Hutchison

December 19th, 2014 Posted in Regional Updates

North Texas lost two regional pioneers this year, Hon. Bob Bolen and Hon. Ray Hutchison. The North Texas Commission would like to a moment this holiday seasons to highlight their community works and remind our region of the deep roots they left that continue to facilitate our exponential growth. Bob Bolen is known to most North […]

Seven North Texas Cities Rank on Lowest Population Need List

December 10th, 2014 Posted in Regional Updates

The strength of the North Texas economy and job market was reinforced with a recent survey by WalletHub ranking the lowest and highest cities in terms of population need. Plano ranked #4 on the list from North Texas with a #2 on the “economic well-being rank.” The complete list of North Texas cities with their […]