Dallas has seen tremendous growth over the past few years with over 1.2 million people living in the city. We are part of the 4th largest metro area, the 6th largest economy, and we have a young and highly educated workforce – especially increasing in the technology sector. On the business side we rank 3rd for U.S. corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, have over 220 thousand high tech jobs, and have a lower cost of business/overhead when compared to the east or west coast. We have the growing arts districts, an increase of developer and design talent, and countless startup and technology groups in the area. Dallas is such an incredible area for companies in technology, but with the power of open data, we can create even more companies and more jobs, all for the sake of making the amazing place we live just a little bit better.
By having open data, we can take valuable resources out of stale government databases and give it to people like you who can manipulate it into so much more. We can know things like if crime rates are going up or down in our neighborhoods, if government programs are working or not, and even easier access for voting information in your district. By being more transparent, we can improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.