Harnessing Unique Entrepreneurs

February 4th, 2015 Posted in Regional Spotlight

A CEO sitting across from an entrepreneur pitching his business idea is hardly unusual. This scene happens in boardrooms, coffee shops and restaurants across the country. But, a CEO listening to a pitch delivered by an incarcerated man behind bars is unique, and it’s just one part of an incredible program in Texas to transform […]

A Recap of TO THE POINT: Manufacturing

February 2nd, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

Toyota’s Love letter to North Texas On Thursday, January 29, Toyota joined the North Texas Commission to kick off the TO THE POINT series presented by Fidelity Investments for the 2015 season. The sold-out audience included organizations such as AllianceTexas – a Hillwood Property, AT&T, the Dallas Business Journal and DFW International Airport all wanting […]

NTX Trends January Recap

January 29th, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

North Texas kicked-off 2015 with a great first month including a new legislative session and the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship. See below for January highlights from the NTX Trends blog. 2015 Legislative Agenda January 13th marked the beginning of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. Get the details of the 2015 North Texas Commission’s […]

Dallas Teacher Gets A+ in Fun

January 28th, 2015 Posted in Regional Updates

We all get a little giddy on Fridays. And this week, we decided to share some fun and funk from Dallas’s A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School. A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School is a project based school, only one of two in the North Texas region. Teacher Scott Pankey wanted to bring […]

The New NTx Trends

January 26th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

The word “trend” has long been a buzzword used to describe fashion, music and even food. It’s now become a social media term, designating when a topic has gained so much attention that it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. So, when the North Texas Commission launched our website redesign with a blog, we couldn’t […]

Recruitment Underway for Leadership North Texas Class 7

January 23rd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

Do you have an interest in learning more about regional issues? Would you like to make connections across North Texas with business, community and education leaders? Do topics such as regionalism, the North Texas economy, infrastructure and sustainability interest you? If you found yourself saying ‘yes’ to your computer, then consider applying for Leadership North […]

Webinar Recap: Healthcare the Texas Way

January 20th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

Last Wednesday, the North Texas Commission kicked off the 2015 season of the Topic: North Texas presented by Verizon webinar series with John Hawkins from the Texas Hospital Association. The Affordable Care Act and healthcare are anticipated to be key topics in 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. The Texas Hospital Association, provider networks, communities […]

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 […]