Innovation & Startup Community

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

What's New, Next, and Reimagined

As the online source for what’s new, next, and reimagined in North Texas, Dallas Innovates shares the stories of our creativity, commerce, and collaboration. With media coverage by local journalists, commentary and opinion from community voices, and profiles of innovative individuals and companies, it’s a focal point bringing attention to the region as a hub for innovation.


The DRC, Accenture, SMU, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas partnered to complete a regional innovation study, which provides a strategy roadmap to accelerate the growth of North Texas’ innovation economy and bolster its reputation as a hub for innovation excellence.

The study made 10 recommendations for key stakeholders in the region that will better enable them to maximize the region’s existing innovation strengths and drive growth, focusing on four key areas:

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.