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Old 01-02-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Funky town
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Someone who very closely works with startups, I think it right on the changes I have seen in the last 5-7 years. Amazing developments. It is my personal opinion that unless downtown chamber of commerce does anything, Addison will become very central to this scene. We will see whether there is enough fundamentals for the tech scene to continue growing. I don't think it has reached the tipping point yet but can reach once a hot startup makes it big in this area.
All around good news for Dallas but it also means that as more companies get acquired/ IPO/ start in this area, the prices for average Dallasite will go up.

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Old 01-02-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I was just going to post this link. This is very good to see, especially since Austin always got the lion's share of the start-up attention.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Frisco
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As someone who has been in IT for 14 years and moved from SF 4 years ago, Dallas is definitely becoming more attractive for tech startups. Unfortunately, Dallas has a LONG way to go to compete with so many other geographic regions.

I have to disagree with Addison though. There is no compelling reason to start a tech business there. I know this is cliche, but tech and hipster go hand in hand. Addison is not that at all (I lived in the Circle for a year). Instead, think North Oak Cliff, West Dallas, Deep Ellum, and East Dallas. Uptown is far too douchey (sorry, but I live there now). These are the areas that remind me of SoMa (prior to 2000), Mission, West Oakland and other non-Valley areas that are hip yet cheap enough to begin a tech business.

Austin will have Dallas' number for the foreseeable future in this sector. Corporate, on the other hand, is going nuts here.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Frisco
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I should say... it is exciting to see Dallas becoming more and more prosperous. Thank you frenzyrider for posting this link.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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Plano from what I am seeing.

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