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Small Business Resources

The Irving Economic Development Partnership greatly appreciates your business and the jobs it provides here in Irving. We, our partners and our various programs are here to be a resource for you.

Tapping into Talent

  • Dallas College North Lake Campus 
  • University of Dallas
  • ISD (Irving, Coppell, Carrollton-Farmers Branch)
  • Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
  • City of Irving Library – LinkedIn Learning
  • HireIrving.Com
  • Leadership Irving-Las Colinas
  • Employment & Training Agencies

Recognizing Your Business

  • Best In Irving Awards (Voting open February – March)
  • Nominations for National, State or Local Awards
  • Press Releases
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Community Engagement Programs
  • Community Calendar

Growing Your Business

  • Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Irving 
    • Library 
    • Purchasing 
    • Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise
  • SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives)
  • Co-working Opportunities

Selecting Your Site

  • Real Estate Database – Custom Tours
  • Real Estate Broker Network
  • Las Colinas Association
  • Customized Data Reports
  • Demographic Data
  • Traffic Data
  • Economic Impact Analysis

Accessing Capital

  • City of Irving
  • State of Texas
  • Venture Capital Funding
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Share Tank for non-profits
  • Export Assistance

Growing Your Business

Coffee Break Networking

Held the first Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. This program provides an opportunity to introduce your business. Includes a business development or other seminar to help your business. 

Five Star Business Mixer

Held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. This program provides an opportunity for developing new business relationships in an informal setting. 

Business Connection

A quarterly event held the second Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 11:30 a.m. This program is designed to assist small businesses learn how to do business and build relationships with larger businesses and governmental entities. 

Chamber Connection/Member Orientation 

Held the third Wednesday of each month to help existing, new and prospective Chamber members learn ways to market and grow their businesses through Chamber resources and programs.

Leadership Irving-Las Colinas

A leadership program that identifies, educates, and develops future leaders. The class meets on the first Friday of each month from September through April. Application submissions for the program are accepted each April through July.

DEI Fellows Program 

The DEI Fellows program provides opportunities for business leaders of diverse groups to serve on the Board of Directors for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, and in other volunteer leadership capacities from January – September each year.

Senior Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides counseling to entrepreneurs and business owners. Schedule an appointment with one of our counselors who are successful executives and business owners themselves and provide direction regarding proposed or existing business ventures.

For more information on available resources, contact Chris O’Brien, Director of Business Retention & Expansion at the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, at or 214-217-8484