The Irving Economic Development Partnership (IEDP) is a strategic collaboration consisting of:
- The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce,
- City of Irving,
- Irving Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (ICVB),
- Las Colinas Association (LCA),
- Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District (DCURD),
- Irving private investors and employers.
For more than sixteen years, the IEDP has been your support and information resource for any business wanting to grow, relocate or create a business opportunity in Irving-Las Colinas, one of the fastest growing business centers in the country.
The IEDP also partners with the North Texas Commission, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and TexasOne, the state’s Economic Development Corporation, Texas Enterprise Fund, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, DFW Marketing Team, DFW Global Chamber, Greater Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and others.
The partnership’s mission is to advance, create and promote economic development in Irving-Las Colinas. Let us know how we can help you find the perfect site for your business.
A CITY FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Founded in the early 20th century, Irving-Las Colinas has benefited from visionary leadership that is reinventing the City into a model live, work, walk, play, visit community and a masterpiece of planning and design. The City is ideally situated to appeal to relocating corporations looking for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) properties and an environment that will attract and retain a skilled workforce that wants a total community with amenities, affordable housing, convenient transportation and educational opportunities. This master-planning effort is being recognized and honored by organizations and publications nationally.
- Irving-Las Colinas is the 3rd largest city per capita for tech startup companies.
- Irving-Las Colinas is home to one of the highest concentrations of STEM educated workers in the country. STEM focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach based on real-world applications.
- Irving is the fifth hardest-working city in America according to WalletHub.
- WalletHub ranked Irving among the top 10 Best Place to Start a Career based on quality of life and job opportunities.
- Forbes magazine named the metropolitan area (Dallas, Plano, Irving) the No. 1 city for jobs based on strength in aerospace and defense, insurance, financial services, life sciences, data processing and transportation.
- Business Facilities Magazine named Dallas-Plano-Irving among the “Top 10 Food Processing Leaders” in the nation.
- Four Irving projects were finalists in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals annual event with the Irving Musi Factory winning its category for Community Impact.
- Irving-based Vizient, Inc. has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
- Irving was ranked as one of the best cities for IT Young Professionals nationally by VWEB.
- Irving is the 9th Safest City in the United States according to MSN money.
- For the eighth year, Texas wins Site Selection magazine’s Governors Cup as top state for new or expanding corporate facilities.
- North Texas ranks #4 behind New York, Chicago and Houston for U.S. corporate headquarters. (Dallas Business Journal)
- North Texas has the second highest job growth rate behind New York. (CBRE)
- In a study of U.S. tech jobs, salaries, and one bedroom rent, Irving, Dallas and Plano ranked #2. (ABODO)
- The City ranks in top five “Best Destination for Conferences” according to Smart Asset.
- Irving ranks in top 10 “Most Livable Cities in U.S.” according to Smart Asset.
- Irving ranks in top 40 U.S. fastest growing cities according to Wallet Hub.
- Irving is #9 “Best Place to Work” by NerdWallet for work opportunities and for employees to stretch a paycheck.
- Irving is the 9th Best City to Start a Career by WalletHub
- In FY2016, construction valuations topped $819 million, the highest in 30 years.
- The City issued 616 new home permits last year, more than double from six years ago. The average new home permit value is just under $400,000.
FISCAL YEAR 2017 PROJECT WINS
- Baylor Scott White Medical Center at Irving – Retention/Expansion
- Blucora – Recruitment
- Convergent - Recruitment
- Dairy Queen – Recruitment
- Drive Nation - Recruitment
- Environmental Resources Management - Recruitment
- Envoy Airlines - Retention
- Goosehead Insurance Agency - Recruitment
- GridLiance (HQ) - Recruitment
- Hilti – Retention/Expansion
- LaCreme - Recruitment
- MobileFuel (HQ) - Recruitment
- National Football Foundation (HQ) – Retention
- Neiman Marcus – Retention
- Pei Wei (HQ) - Recruitment
- Pioneer Natural Resource (HQ) – Retention/Expansion
- QTS – Retention/Expansion
- Taco Bueno (HQ) – Recruitment
- Verizon – Retention/Expansion
- Vistra Energy – Retention/Expansion