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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Proposes cutting property tax rate

For the second year in a row, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins will seek to cut the county property tax rate to help working families. Property values across the county rose by 11 percent this year, but after owners protest their assessments, officials expect the final tally to mark a 7.2 percent rise over last… Keep Reading »

WalletHub Ranks Irving 9th Best Place to Start a Career

Deciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a daunting task, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are numerous factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. WalletHub’s data team compared… Keep Reading »

El Pollo Loco Celebrates Grand Opening in Irving

El Pollo Loco, the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, opened its newest location in Irving. The new El Pollo Loco, located at 4050 W Airport Fwy, is owned and operated by franchise partner Chicken Time IV, LLC, an affiliate of Chicken Time Holdings, LLC and Henry Investment Group. The new restaurant marks the first El Pollo… Keep Reading »

Irving-Las Colinas Chamber Hosts U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Business Roundtable

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed members of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce during his travels throughout the state. There, he discussed his efforts to advance policies that will lead to the creation of more good-paying jobs for Texans across the state, and participated in a Q&A with attendees. While visiting with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber,… Keep Reading »

Sirius XM expands its office presence in Irving with big lease

Satellite radio provider Sirius XM has expanded its real estate footprint near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving to grow its back-office operations in North Texas. Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. has signed a lease for 43,403 square feet of office space at Freeport Corporate Center, a two-story, 98,835-square-foot building at 8650 Freeport Parkway… Keep Reading »

​Latest capital raise puts Preston Hollow Capital over $1 billion

Dallas-based investment firm Preston Hollow Capital, which helped finance part of the Irving convention center hotel, has raised $335 million in a new round of funding, according to Chief Executive Jim Thompson. The raise brings the three-year-old firm’s total committed equity to over $1 billion. View full article here. Presented by Dallas Business Journal

CEOs love Texas: State retains top spot in ranking of best places for business

Texas has built up quite a reputation with CEOs around the nation who have ranked it the No. 1 state for business in Chief Executive magazine’s latest annual list of the Best & Worst States for Business. It is the 13th consecutive year that Texas has secured the top honor. The new survey also ranks… Keep Reading »

Apartment Builders Buy High-Profile Las Colinas Building Site

Apartment builder JPI has purchased another development site in Las Colinas’ booming Urban Center. JPI bought more than 5 acres on the south side of Northwest Highway along the DART commuter rail line. The vacant tract is east of the Irving Convention Center and near where Irving is building its new convention hotel and the rail station…. Keep Reading »

City of Irving Revenue Opportunities

The following revenue opportunities are available from the City of Irving:  128D-17F Consultant Services for Extension of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 (TIF #1) and 116M-17F Twin Wells Golf Course Turf Irrigation Project.  For more information on either of these projects, please go to, or call the City’s Purchasing Department at  972-721-2631.

Irving ISD Teen Job Fair to be held April 27

The summer is fast approaching and Irving Independent School District wants to connect you with our students for employment opportunities! The 2nd Annual Irving ISD Teen Job Fair which will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 4:30 ‘til 7:30 pm, at the Irving ISD Administration Building. This is an opportunity for the business… Keep Reading »