Innovation & Startup Community

Building a vibrant innovation ecosystem.

The DRC supports the launch and growth of innovation activities in the Dallas Region by connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and the business community.

The DRC prioritizes efforts that will:

      • Market the region as a place of innovation
      • Create opportunities for collaboration among our innovation leaders
      • Support the growth of emerging technologies and cutting-edge industries in Dallas-Fort Worth including:
            • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), Big Data, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Metaverse, Biotech, Mobility, and Blockchain
      • Connect resources, investors, and capital to startups
      • Support our research universities and help align innovation initiatives with needs of the business community
      • Amplify the growth of regional innovation districts and centers of excellence
      • Accelerate recruitment of high-tech firms to Dallas-Fort Worth
      • Nurture innovation in local government

Members can help advance the DRC’s innovation mission by participating in the Innovation Task Force. Learn more about the Task Force.



Dallas Regional Chamber Special Reports take a deep dive into issues specific to the Dallas Region.

Your Source For Research and Innovation

Our Research and Innovation Team provides DRC leaders, the larger business community, and other key decision-makers with ready access to information resources that support economic development activities, education & workforce, talent attraction, public policy,  and other DRC initiatives.