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I am on the board of both the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. When you want to understand what our area has to offer, these are tremendous places to start. Such organizations are vital to advancing the pro-business climate in our area.
More than 100 corporate headquarters and 60,000 businesses (18 in the Fortune 1000) are based here, including Samsung, 7-Eleven, AT&T and more.
Businesses look to Dallas for everything from housing their conventions and large events to company relocation.
Conventions are the lifeblood of any major city and bring millions of dollars into the economy. More than 40 million people visit our area each year, spending $7.4 billion. On top of that, tourism provides an estimated 87,000 jobs. The DCVB and Regional Chamber are working to make those numbers even more robust. What they provide businesses is much more than a welcome wagon, rather a critical community service that introduces our city to the world and always makes it look great.
Mike Rosa is Senior Vice President of the Chamber’s economic development program. We invited him over to talk with our staff. He gave a fascinating overview of Dallas and talked about the region’s distinctive geographical and economic strengths. For even the most seasoned agents, and those who grew up in the area, the information was eye opening. If you haven’t heard his pitch, I highly encourage you to listen.
Our colleagues at the DCVB and DRC significantly increase awareness of the city locally, nationally and internationally, providing a polished snapshot to prospective clients. They tell our story so well: Dallas is a unique place that thinks and acts big. And best of all, we’re open for business.
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