Dallas’ Commitment to Invest in Itself
2006 Bond Package
The $1.35 billion 2006 bond program approved by Dallas voters is the largest in Dallas history.
The overall mix of projects focuses on core city assets with streets ($365M), flood control ($335M) and parks ($307M) receiving the lion share.
Economic Development Plan
The Dallas City Council adopted a new economic development plan in 2005. The plan, Strategic Engagement, has four main strategies for preparing Dallas for the future:
Build on core assets to create a vital center city that is the region’s urban focal point
- Invest in catalyst projects in southern Dallas to capitalize on its unique global trade potential and to provide a more balanced job and commuting environment
Support redevelopment in retail and business centers throughout the city, particularly on transit routes, to serve Dallas’ neighborhoods
- Strengthen Dallas business clusters (headquarters, media, telecommunications, IT services, trade and diversified manufacturing)