January 28, 2019

Two Texas cities took top spots in an annual survey of the best-performing cities in the U.S. with Dallas taking 5th place, according to a new Milken Institute report. The annual analysis of 200 large metros takes into account job growth, wage and salary growth, and high-tech GDP growth among other factors. The report cites […]

January 26, 2019

In a poll of more than 6,700 people in the United States, the favorite casual dining restaurant in the United States was Maggiano’s Little Italy. The Italian restaurant chain, which is operated by Dallas-based Brinker International, has two restaurants in North Texas, in Dallas and Plano. The Market Force Information study, conducted in November 2018, […]

January 15, 2019

The best place for female entrepreneurs to soar is not tech-saturated California or New York — it’s Texas, according to a recent study. Texas came in at the top for entrepreneurial women in the study touting a lack of corporate and income taxes, healthy business and economic environment, good living standards, women’s health care and […]

December 26, 2018

Dallas ranks among the top 50 cities in the U.S. to start a new business, according to a new report. Dallas ranks No. 17 in the first-ever Surge Cities Index released this week and put together by Inc. magazine and Startup Genome, an Oakland, California-based innovation policy company. Researchers highlighted the city’s rapid job growth. […]

September 27, 2018

Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the largest concentrations of tech workers in the country. The D-FW area ranked seventh nationally among the markets with the most tech workers at the end of 2017, according to a new report from commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield. But smaller markets like Austin are seeing more growth in […]

September 20, 2018

Texas installed the most wind capacity and remained the nation’s top state for wind power in 2017. The Department of Energy reported that Texas added more than 2,300 megawatts of wind power in 2017, pushing the state to nearly 22,600 megawatts of total installed wind power. Oklahoma had the second highest wind installations, with 851 […]

July 24, 2018

Texas’ gross domestic product growth got off to a good start this year. The Lone Star state’s real GDP grew by about 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from the last quarter of 2017, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That was the sixth-largest increase in the country […]

July 18, 2018

The World Cup and NBA free agency have dominated the sports headlines this month. Soccer and basketball are global sports with incredible growth prospects, thanks to their international reach. More than three billion people tune in to watch the World Cup every four years. Nike uses NBA stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant to […]

June 23, 2018

When Nabil Pervez moved to Frisco, Texas, in 2003, the then-13-year-old felt out of place. Pervez rode through the small suburb of Dallas, with roughly 34,000 people at the time, and saw hills of green and cattle. Originally from Chicago, the big-city teen’s life had certainly changed. Throughout high school and college in the years […]

June 20, 2018

The source of America’s prosperity is its big cities. Business Insider combined five measures of labor-market and general economic health for the 40 metropolitan statistical areas with the biggest 2017 populations to get a sense of where those big cities’ economies stand. Those measures were the unemployment rate, average weekly wage, job growth rate, GDP […]