July th, 2019
Although it remains a hotly contested political issue, immigration is a boon to the North Texas economy and the business community prospers from it. That’s according to a new report by the New American Economy, a bipartisan research organization. The report found the region’s immigrant households – made up of 1.38 million individuals – earned […]
A new study says North Texas would be a smaller, poorer, less dynamic place without immigrants. With nearly 1.4 million foreign-born residents, immigrants accounted for 18.7% of the region’s population in 2017 but almost half the jobs in construction, according to a New American Economy study on the impact of immigrants in Dallas-Fort Worth. Read the story […]
June nd, 2019
In good times, you keep the momentum going. That’s the philosophy behind Texas’ approach to luring new business, and in practical terms, that means ponying up the big bucks for corporate incentives. In the legislative session that just ended, lawmakers in Austin approved half a billion dollars for economic development over the next two years. […]
April th, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth has gained more new residents than any metropolitan area in the country, adding more than 1 million people in an eight-year period. The region’s population now tops 7.5 million, solidifying North Texas’ ranking as the nation’s fourth-largest metro area. It trails only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, all of which are losing […]
April th, 2019
Herlinda Hernandez, 44, has lived in West Dallas most of her life. She doesn’t know much about the upcoming census or how the census works. She doesn’t recall filling out any previous census questionnaires, though she said her father may have been the one responding in the past. “I would probably have my kids fill […]
March nd, 2019
Richardson resident Chip Pratt often travels by plane in his role as a telecom professional, but the prospect of a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston means he could spend less time in the air by 2025. “Air travel has become very cumbersome,” he said. “Between shrinking seats, security lines and the cost to get […]
March st, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott identified back in January property tax reform and school finance reform as emergency items, thankfully. Members of the North Texas Commission hope to see legislators solve these problems by boosting the state’s contribution for public education and pay for full-day prekindergarten while addressing rising property taxes. Our members support House Bill 3 […]
March th, 2019
The city of Frisco is working with Texas legislators on potential changes to a proposed property tax revenue cap to accommodate fast-growth cities. The proposal, spelled out in two identical bills filed in the state House and Senate earlier this year, would cap the increase in property tax revenues for cities, counties and school districts […]
July th, 2018
David Johnson sat down with our new President and CEO Chris Wallace to talk about his plans for the organization and how the upcoming 86th Legislative Session could impact the vitality of our region’s businesses. Click the audio file below to listen!
February th, 2018
The North Texas Commission hosted Speaker Joe Straus of the Texas House of Representatives on February 26, 2018, at our TO THE POINT: The Future of Texas Politics luncheon, sponsored by Fidelity Investments. See the coverage below: Dallas Morning News Dallas Business Journal Quorum Report
January th, 2018
The North Texas Commission kicked off the North Texas Advocacy Coalition on Jan. 8, 2018. The Coalition aims to strengthen and amplify the business-friendly voice in Texas. Read the coverage here: Dallas Morning News Dallas Business Journal Fort Worth Business Press Dallas Morning News – Editorial Texas Standard Construction Citizen Star-Telegram
June th, 2017
We are excited and honored to have NTC President and CEO, Jim Spaniolo, featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Fort Worth Business CEO. This article examines the NTC’s rich history, looks at Jim’s time at The University of Texas at Arlington and covers some of our key programs. Click this link for the PDF […]
January th, 2017
D CEO met with the new North Texas Commission President, James D. Spaniolo, recently to talk about his time at The University of Texas at Arlington and what drew him to the North Texas Commission. Enjoy reading the feature here or in the January issue of D CEO.
October th, 2016
Revered KRLD Business Analyst, David Johnson, spoke with the new North Texas Commission President and CEO, Jim Spaniolo for the CEO Spotlight. Listen here to learn about the strengths and opportunities of North Texas and what brought Jim back to the region.
August th, 2016
The North Texas community rolled out a warm welcome following the announcement of James Spaniolo as the new North Texas Commission President and CEO. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board was especially pleased with the announcement, calling it a “a coup” for the organization. In an interview with the Dallas Business Journal, Jim shares his […]
December th, 2015
Following a press release by the North Texas Commission, the Dallas Business Journal’s Bill Hethcock wrote this article about where North Texas would rank if we were our own state and country among world leaders in GDP.
October rd, 2015
DECA Direct is a student publication written by members of DECA, the career and technical student organization the North Texas Commission partnered with to bring 13 North Texas students to our 44th Annual Members Luncheon. This article, covering the luncheon, was written by essay contest winner Tyler Barry.
September th, 2015
An event recap done by Deborah Fleck of the Dallas Morning News’ Irving Blog to share pictures of the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon. To read the article, click here.
September th, 2015
Dallas Morning News’ Mitchell Schnurman discusses entrepreneur Mark Cuban and his keynote at our 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon. Topics include his time on Shark Tank, and the various companies he has invested in while on the show, some of whom exhibited at the luncheon. To read the article, click here.
Dallas Business Journal’s Danielle Abril discusses Mark Cuban’s comments on innovation made at our 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon, including the creation of the Mavs ManiAACs, who performed at the event. To read the article, click here.
September rd, 2015
Dallas Morning News’ Mitchell Schnurman covers Mark Cuban’s anticipated Keynote at the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon, and the array of Mark Cuban Companies slated to be in attendance as exhibitors. To read the article, click here.
September st, 2015
Dallas Morning News’ Holly Haber announces that Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, will keynote at the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon – Focus. Prepare. Change the Game. To read the article, click here.
June th, 2015
Our very own Mabrie Jackson, President and CEO of the North Texas Commission, sat down last week with Steve Klein, nationally recognized speaker and author as well as the host of PlayMakers Talk Show on 770 AM, KAAM. Mabrie discussed the regional nature of North Texas and the growth impacting the Metroplex. She also goes into […]
May st, 2015
Community Impact News, the new monthly publication hitting homes in North Texas, spoke with North Texas Commission President & CEO Mabrie Jackson for its Coffee with Impact section. During the conversation, Mabrie spoke about issues that bind our region together, how to market North Texas internationally and the challenges our region will face in the […]
April th, 2015
With the newest direct flights to China from DFW International Airport on American Airlines, trade opportunities between North Texas and the growing Asian country continue to increase. Following a March trip to Beijing and several surrounding cities, CheerinUS.com visited the North Texas Commission office to speak with Mabrie and Jason Liu of the DFW Excellerator […]
March rd, 2015
Dallas Morning News’ Robert Miller covers the North Texas Commission’s successful program, Leadership North Texas, which recruited members for its seventh class this spring. To read the article, click here.