An Economic Engine for the Region

The Office of Facilities and Economic Development began its economic development initiatives following a new priority in the University’s Strategic Plan to become “an economic engine for the region.” As a rapidly growing research university with nearly 30,000 students enrolled, UT Dallas is central to the region’s business ecosystem and plays a significant role in attracting new business to North Texas.

Not only are UT Dallas students the pipeline for industry’s workforce, they comprise a large portion of the region’s current workforce. UT Dallas has more than 112,000 graduates since its founding in 1969, and approximately two-thirds live in the Metroplex.

The University itself is a key economic development player in the region, as it still owns more than 100 acres of land to develop. Beginning December 2022, UT Dallas will have a stop on the DART Silver Line adjacent to Northside, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development. The University continues to create partnerships to expand UT Dallas’ vision of developing a transformational, intellectual village on campus.

University Resources

Center for Global Business

EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service

The Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Urban Policy Research

Office of Technology Commercialization

UTDesign Capstone

Venture Development Center