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Looking for a job? There’s no better place to work than in Dallas, Forbes says

Work it, Dallas: Forbes magazine has named the metropolitan area the No. 1  city for jobs. It is not D-FW of which Forbes speaks, however, but DPI (Dallas, Plano and Irving), ranking the area ahead of metro areas in San Francisco, Nashville, Charlotte and Orlando in its 2017 Best Cities For Jobs listing. “Unlike the… Keep Reading »

U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Summit comes to Irving June 13

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce to bring you the Small Business Master Class: Dallas on Tuesday, June 13, 2017! Why Attend? The Small Business Master Class: Dallas is an interactive, one-day program designed for small business owners. During the program, you’ll engage with inspirational leaders and… Keep Reading »

Irving within ‘Best Cities for IT Young Professionals’

  Irving was ranked as one of the best cities for IT Young Professionals nationally. 12. Irving, TX Though it’s a quick drive from major cities like Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving holds its own in both business and entertainment. The city is home to the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies. And with… Keep Reading »

Plano, Arlington top healthy U.S. housing list

Plano and Arlington were ranked as the two healthiest home markets in a nationwide comparison by SmartAsset. Grand Prairie and Irving also made the top 10. The ranking was based on big-city housing markets that provide the most stability, affordability, fluidity and lowest risk of loss. “Affordability accounted for 40 percent of the housing health index,… Keep Reading »

Construction underway on Convention Center Hotel

  Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City Manager Chris Hillman and other city leaders officially broke ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas. Construction is now underway on the $113 million headquarters hotel. It is the final piece of a three-part visitor district that includes the 275,000-square-foot convention center and the… Keep Reading »

Live Nation calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldwide. Its portfolio includes arenas, amphitheaters, festivals, theaters and clubs. Its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment,… Keep Reading »

City of Irving, Indigo Group to unveil Business, Innovation Center in Heritage District

  Beginning in May, business and community innovators will have the opportunity to soak in a 180-degree view of downtown Irving while leveraging support and professional guidance from business leaders, colleges and professional organizations. The Irving Innovation Center will be renamed The Study: Irving’s Innovation Center, and will open its doors in the former Irving… Keep Reading »

Economic Engines: Irving-Las Colinas ‘built for business,’ has fun side too

Multiple 1,000-job corporate prospects have Irving-Las Colinas on their radar. Meanwhile, the city has become a more well-rounded place for employers as they recruit an increasingly diverse talent base. To view the full article, please visit: www.bizjournals.com. Presented by Dallas Business Journal

Why 7-Eleven is wooing millennial customers, workers

To view the full article, please visit: www.bizjournals.com. Presented by Dallas Business Journal

Irving-based company sells drilling land for $266 million to fledgling Austin oil and gas company

The exploration and production company acquired 20,000 net acres in the West Texas Midland Basin from one of the most active drillers in the region. To view the full article, please visit: www.bizjournals.com. Presented by Dallas Business Journal