Dallas Morning News Op-Ed | DACA Texans are Essential

June nd, 2020

Chris Wallace penned an op-ed in response to the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling. DACA recipients are vital to our economy and the fabric of our lives in many ways, especially when we’re facing many Texans fighting COVID-19. Read more here.

Dallas Innovates | Smart Cities Initiative Launch

The nonprofit North Texas Innovation Alliance—the largest of its kind in the U.S.—brings together cities, counties, municipalities, and agencies to tackle pressing challenges with innovative solutions. First up, the group will look at the effects of COVID-19. Read more here.

Dallas Business Journal | North Texas business, government leaders push for LGBTQ protections

May th, 2020

A comprehensive, statewide approach to nondiscrimination will help Texas compete for corporate relocations, employees, conventions and investment, a panel of business and government leaders said in a discussion Wednesday. In a videoconference put on by the North Texas Commission, state legislators announced plans to file a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would bar […]

Community Impact News | North Texas Commission Joins Regional Innovation Alliance

A new group dedicated to advancing the interests of North Texans through the use of data, technology and community launched May 26. The North Texas Innovation Alliance comprises 21 founding members, including Dallas, Richardson, Frisco, Plano and McKinney, among others. Member entities will work together to solve shared challenges, improve quality of life for residents, […]

Fort Worth Business Press | Impact of Immigration

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 […]

Dallas Morning News | Economic Impact of Immigration

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 […]

Tax breaks ‘R’ us: Texas ponies up the big bucks for corporate incentives, again

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. […]

Feeling crowded yet? Dallas-Fort Worth gained 1 million people in less than a decade

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 […]

Proposed bullet train could offer quick trip to Houston by 2025

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 […]

North Texas business leaders support legislative plan to boost school spending, cut property taxes

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 […]

Frisco Officials Look for Compromise on Tax Caps

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 […]

New NTC CEO Chris Wallace on KRLD’s CEO Spotlight

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!

North Texas Advocacy Coalition Launch

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  

Fort Worth Business CEO | Jim Spaniolo Feature

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 […]

D CEO Feature | Why You Need to Know James Spaniolo

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.  

KRLD’s CEO Spotlight with Jim Spaniolo

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.      

Warm Welcome for New NTC President James Spaniolo

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 […]

DECA Direct

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.

Irving Blog: Cuban Comes to Irving

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.

Biz Beat Blog: Mark Cuban on Entrepreneurship

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: Mark Cuban on Innovation

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.

Biz Beat Blog: Mark Cuban Coming to Irving

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.

Mark Cuban Keynote at 44th Annual Members’ Luncheon

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.

KAAM’s PlayMakers Talk Show with North Texas Commission President & CEO

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 […]

Coffee with Impact

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 […]

CheerinUS Spotlight on North Texas

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 […]