2019 Study Tour: Dallas, TX

October 2 - 4
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Downtown Dallas is experiencing an urban renaissance that's fueling economic and population growth. Major public and private investments have made it an attractive destination for a diverse makeup of industries. Bold investments have yielded big results. Klyde Warren Park opened in 2012 to skepticism, but it quickly gained massive popularity and world-wide acclaim. The Arts District has aggressively expanded over the last decade to include nine major institutes. And, neighborhoods like Uptown have increased in population by 66% since 2010. What's the secret to Downtown Dallas' recent success, and what were/are the challenges it faces? Save the date, get a pair of boots, and prepare to collect lessons learned. We're going to Dallas!

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The Dallas Study Tour has maxed capacity. A wait list has been established. Vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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Delegates who have registered, please note fees are non-refundable after September 6, 2019.

2018 Dallas Facts & Figures

9th largest tech job concentration in US
11th most high-tech city
9th largest city / 4th largest metropolitan
30m sq ft of multi-tenant office space
500k sq ft of renewals and expansions 
250 new leases signed in 2018
20 new restaurant openings in 2018
135k+ employees
250k+ employees in City Center
+15k tech jobs added last two years
106% residential pop growth since 2004
11,000+ residents in Downtown Dallas
70,000+ residents in the City Center
#3 destination for business travel in the US


Information for Registered Study Tour Delegates
(more to come)

Suggested Flight Itinerary

10/2 Outbound Flight | Alaska 658 | SEA 6:35 am – DFW 12:35 pm

10/4 Return Flight | Alaska 667 | DFW 7:35 pm – SEA 10:00 pm

Alaska Airlines 7% Discount Code: Use this code when searching for flights at alaskaair.comECMC568. Discount valid between September 29 and October 6.

You may take an earlier or later flight or fly to Love Field (DAL); however, group transportation to and from DFW will be provided and scheduled with the above flight. The first scheduled event of the tour will be at 3:30 pm on October 2 in Downtown Dallas.

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Suggested Hotel Accommodations

Magnolia Downtown Dallas

Room rate: $209/night + applicable taxes

Reservation deadline: September 12

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Group transportation will be provided between DFW and Downtown Dallas for the suggested Alaska flight itinerary. If you fly into DAL (Love Field), please provide your own transportation to Magnolia Downtown Dallas.

Itinerary & Materials

Registered Study Tour members will receive a detailed itinerary and packet of supporting materials. This information will be available late August / early September. 


Please contact Matt Jack, BDA Policy Manager with any questions. 

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