July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 With the first day of school less than a month away for many students, safely returning to in-person learning is on everyone’s mind. Several experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a virtual webinar Tuesday night, aimed at addressing parental concerns with sending their children back to campuses in […]

July 21, 2021 By October, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in North Texas could return to levels not seen since January and last summer, according to the latest forecasting model from UT Southwestern Medical Center. That’s especially true if vaccination rates remain slow and the public doesn’t step up use of masks and social distancing, experts […]

July 20, 2021

July 19, 2021 Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Dallas-Fort Worth and the state — with some metrics spiking to levels not seen since winter. On Monday, Dallas County reported 406 new COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, Tarrant County reported 966. Both numbers were the largest one-day totals in the counties since February. Dallas […]

July 19, 2021

July 16, 2021 Three major electric vehicle companies are among more than 100 substantial prospects considering a corporate headquarters relocation or other expansion to North Texas, according to the official who heads recruiting for the Dallas Regional Chamber. The regional chamber is tracking 109 projects, said Mike Rosa, senior vice president of economic development for […]

July 18, 2021 With less than half of Texans vaccinated and the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading, the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in the state has climbed to a rate unseen since winter. As of this weekend, Texas’ positivity rate is over 10% – a level that Gov. Greg […]

July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 The age of the housing stock in a city, county or region is inextricably intertwined with the area’s economic development. An older housing inventory factors into corporate relocation decisions, the profitability of companies, the prosperity of residents, and the tax base that governments rely on to provide services and infrastructure, to name […]

July 14, 2021

July 13, 2021 Six out of 10 Dallas-area companies say they plan to add full-time hires by the end of this year, despite labor shortages nationwide in some parts of the economy. Only the San Diego market ranked higher for employer optimism in a survey of 3,000 companies by staffing firm Robert Half. But not […]

July 14, 2021 On July 12, Texas House Democrats packed their bags and headed for the nation’s capital in a high-profile effort to block passage of GOP-backed voting restrictions. Democrats hoped their exodus would break what’s called a quorum — the minimum number of lawmakers needed to conduct business — so Republicans couldn’t pass legislation […]

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 Despite a slowing pace of growth from March to April, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported that the Texas economy is on a firm recovery path in late June. “The Texas economy is on the path to a solid recovery although the pace of growth has slowed due to supply-side issues, […]

July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021 Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. The changes come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline […]