by Dallas Innovates Not every office park can be a monument to 21st Century amenities and transit, but the City of Richardson knows that a few small changes have the power to reinvigorate an underserved area, bringing everything from happier workers to tech startups to the city. That’s why a team from the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, the City of Richardson, nonprofit Better Block Foundation, and others have been working for more than a year to launch an innovation district in the Collins-Arapaho area,
Richardson will be home to TI’s new 300mm wafer manufacturing site Texas Instruments will expand its presence in Richardson with its new wafer manufacturing facility. The new facility is expected to create more than 488 jobs and represent more than $3.1 billion in capital investment. “The Lone Star State continues to be a leader in the development of innovative technologies because of companies like Texas Instruments,” said Gov. Greg Abbott. “Made in Texas is a powerful label, and this expansion will
from Olivia Lueckemeyer at Community ImpactRichardson is often perceived as a tech-powered machine. But behind the city’s digital facade is a bustling cultural arts community advancing the city’s knack for innovation.In 2017 national nonprofit Americans for the Arts released a study that quantified the economic impact of creative industries across 341 communities and regions.The report found that in 2015, dollars spent in Richardson by arts and cultural organizations and their audiences amounted to $20.6
Repertory Company Theatre: Bridges, a new cultural outreach program Repertory Company Theatre, through a special grant from Ann and Charles Eisemann Arts Innovation Initiative, will host a new multicultural outreach program, BRIDGES, designed to bring cultural groups, arts organizations, artists and communities together through the arts. The two-part event is scheduled for February and March at RCT’s new theatre on Coit Road. For more information, click here.Humble beginnings: the story of Richardson Bike
News around Richardson in January Save the date: State of the City is Jan. 30Join Mayor Paul Voelker and the Richardson City Council at the annual State of the City Address at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Eisemann Center. The event and parking are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so be sure to arrive early. The address will focus on the past year’s highlights, including the approval of the Cotton Belt Rail Project and community partnerships, plus a look at future
The City of Richardson has broken ground for the new Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground at Cottonwood Park. The Richardson East Rotary Club led the fund-raising campaign that raised $500,000, including $125,000 from Ann and Charles Eisemann. The park will be called the Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground. Other donors included the BB Owen Trust and the Rees-Jones Foundation. The first of its kind in Richardson, this playground will be a free, outdoor, safe and inclusive play environment. It will encompass
by Celina Cardenas FleitesManager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy CorporationVice Chair, Community Division (Public Policy and Education & Workforce Committees), Richardson Chamber of Commerce The logic is sound: if our community is better educated, it's better for everyone. Although it makes sense, the national tide of funding is actually flowing away from education in favor of other things. Programs are being cut, and students are receiving less academic and personal support than they have for years.