STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

2024-2026

BUILDING TOMORROW TOGETHER

 

Alongside our 700-plus member companies and regional partners, the DRC works hard each day to help improve the quality of life for all people in the Dallas Region through strategic, integrated work in our four focus areas: Prosperity & Economic Development; Education, Talent & Workforce; Public Policy; and Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement.

View our 2021-2023 strategic plan to reference our past priorities and how they translate to our plan today.

The work of the DRC’s strategic plan is funded by our Tomorrow Fund investors.

OUR FOCUS AREAS

  • Prosperity & Economic Development

    The DRC works to ensure local companies and talent enjoy an ecosystem that promotes innovation and helps them grow and prosper. We promote the advantages of the Dallas Region to attract nonlocal companies and talent who can make valuable contributions to our community.

        • Grow local companies: Help local companies grow and expand, and increase job opportunities for local talent
        • Market to talent: Market the benefits of living and working in the Dallas Region to nonlocal talent to fill in-demand jobs
        • Attract companies: Promote the advantages of living, working, and doing business in the Dallas Region in order to recruit new businesses
        • Advance innovation: Foster the growth of startups, innovation, and university research to strengthen that ecosystem

    Learn more about our Prosperity & Economic Development efforts.

  • Education, Talent & Workforce

    The economic success of the Dallas Region is closely tied to the quality of our regional talent pipeline, from early childhood through K-12, and higher education to a job or career. The DRC fosters collaboration between the local  business community and educational institutions to meet the talent needs of our region.

        • Foster employer-education partnerships: Identify and advocate for employers’ needs to build a talented workforce
        • Prepare future workers for college and career: Work to ensure an educational pipeline that best prepares today’s students to excel as tomorrow’s employees
        • Upskill adult learners: Match upskilling and re-skilling opportunities for workers with employers’ ever-evolving needs
        • Retain and grow local talent: Amplify efforts to retain and grow local talent to meet the needs of Dallas Region employers

    Learn more about our Education, Talent & Workforce efforts.

  • Public Policy

    As the voice of the Dallas Region’s business community, the DRC connects member companies with key stakeholders at all levels of government to advocate for pro-business, pro-growth policies that ensure the continued prosperity of our region while supporting a high quality of life for all.

        • Protect Texas’ business climate: Work to preserve what makes Texas the nation’s best state for  business
        • Build an educated workforce: Support policies and funding for the entire educational pipeline, rom pre-K to adult learners
        • Invest in our future: Promote investments in infrastructure to improve quality of life for all and accommodate future growth
        • Advocate for North Texans: Advocate for outcomes that support the health and safety of all people in the Dallas Region

    Learn more about our Public Policy efforts.

  • Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

    The DRC works with companies and the community to increase diversity and access for under-championed populations at all levels of education and business and throughout the community. We help companies be great partners in diversity, inclusion, and community engagement throughout the Dallas Region.

        • Promote diversity in leadership: Educate companies on the benefits of greater diversity in C-suites and Board rooms
        • Invest in under-championed communities: Help drive economic development and jobs to Southern Dallas County to narrow the opportunity gaps that exist there
        • Education for all: Advocate for improved educational outcomes for under-championed populations to create a more diverse talent pipeline
        • Strengthen public safety relationships: Support companies’ efforts to build trust between institutions of public safety and the communities they serve

    Learn more about our Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement efforts.

SUPPORT THE DRC'S STRATEGIC PLAN:
INVEST IN THE TOMORROW FUND

Going above and beyond membership, an investment in the DRC’s Tomorrow Fund makes possible our strategic efforts to improve the quality of life for all people while enhancing the business climate and the economy of the Dallas Region. By investing in the Tomorrow Fund, you become a valued partner in our long-term mission and enhance your company’s ability to do good for our region and all the people who live, work, and do business here.

RECORD OF SUCCESS

THANK YOU TO OUR TOMORROW FUND INVESTORS

Tomorrow Fund Investors

7-Eleven, Inc. Accenture LLP
Access Healthcare Services USA LLC Acme Brick Company
AECOM American Airlines, Inc.
American Red Cross Arcosa Inc
Ashford AT&T
Atmos Energy Corporation Austin Industries
Axxess Balfour Beatty
Bank of America Bank of Texas
Barnes & Thornburg LLP Baylor Scott & White Health
BGSF Bill Henry
Billingsley Company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Boingo Wireless Bridgepointe Technologies
Business Jet Center Capital One Bank
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. Caterpillar, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. Champion Partners
Chickasaw Nation Children's Health
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma CMP
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages CollateralEdge
Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank Corinth Properties
CRIADO, a Dunaway Company Crow Holdings
Crowe LLP Dallas College
Dallas Mavericks Dallas Symphony Association
Deloitte LLP DFW International Airport
DHD Films DLR Group
Ebby Halliday Companies Erle Nye
Ernst & Young LLP Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc.
Fidelity Investments Flowserve Corporation
Forvis Mazars Frito-Lay North America
Frost Bank Globe Life
Goldman Sachs & Co, LLC Granite Properties
Grant Thornton LLP Harness IP
Harwood International Hattie Hill Enterprises, Inc.
Hawthorne Family Fund Haynes and Boone
Hillwood Development Company, LLC HKS Inc.
HOLT CAT Hoque Global Real Estate
HUB International Insurance Texas Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery Jackson Spalding
James Erwin Jay Adair
JBJ Management Jefferies LLC
JLL JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KFM Engineering and Design KPMG LLP
L.A. Fuess Partners Structural Engineers Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C. Locke Lord LLP
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Lockton Dunning Benefits
Lyco Holdings Lyda Hill
M&J Lupton Investments, LLC McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCownGordon Construction McKesson Corporation
Methodist Health System Montfort Capital Partners, LLC
Moss and Associates Mr. Cooper Group
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. NEC Corporation of America
NexPoint On-Target Supplies & Logistics Ltd
Oncor Open Channels Group, LLC
Openkey Options Clearing Corporation
Pacific Builders Pacific Elm Properties
Parrish Restaurants, Ltd. PNC
Premier Truck Group Prime 45 Development LLC
PwC Raytheon, an RTX business
Regions Bank Robert Kaplan
Ron Gafford Ross Tower
RSM US LLP Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.
Ryan LLC Sam Susser
Santander Consumer USA Inc. Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP
SMU - Southern Methodist University Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
Southwest Airlines Steinhart Family Advised Fund
Susser Bank T.D. Jakes Foundation
Tangram Interiors Target
Texas Capital Bank Texas Health Resources
Texas Instruments, Inc. Texas Mutual Insurance Company
The Boston Consulting Group Inc. The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation
The Crowther Group The Dallas Morning News
The Shops at RedBird The University of Texas at Arlington
Thomas Montgomery Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Truist Bank Turner Construction Company
TXU Energy UMB Bank N. A.
Unica Enterprises LLC University of North Texas System
University of Texas at Dallas UT Southwestern Medical Center
Verizon Weaver
Wells Fargo Whitley Penn
Willow Technologies LLC Winstead PC