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With a highly diverse economy, a rush of people and jobs, and a river of relocating corporations flowing in, Dallas-Fort Worth is riding high in the saddle of prosperity and growth.
But the region lags behind many of its U.S. peers in education levels and, surprisingly, innovation and entrepreneurship, raising questions about how long DFW can continue its economic gallop and what infrastructure and workforce weaknesses threaten to slow DFW down.
Duane Dankesreiter, senior vice president of business information and research for the Dallas Regional Chamber, said finding a qualified workforce is the top concern of most businesses considering a move to North Texas or major expansion here. He called the shortage of skilled workers in North Texas and nationwide “the defining issue of our time.”
“Talent is the No. 1 thing that companies ask about when they are looking to relocate to Dallas-Fort Worth,” he said. “They wonder, ‘Am I going to be able to find the talent that I need’ – whether it’s 150 software developers or business analysts or people working in a distribution center.”