Leveraging Relocations

July 8, 2021

A large building complex.

Northside at UT Dallas has been the site of many University partnerships.

As part of its work to help The University of Texas at Dallas become an economic engine for the region, F&ED’s Economic Development team helps local economic development organizations market their cities to companies considering relocation to North Texas. Groups such as the Richardson Economic Development Partnership, Plano Economic Development and Allen Economic Development Corporation have reached out to the team, asking them to demonstrate the value that UT Dallas brings to a city as a way of selling a company on their community. Jenny Mizutowicz, manager of economic development initiatives, often joins calls between cities and companies to provide information on how UTD can address their particular needs.

A wind turbine.

Wind turbines benefiting from a WindSTAR [Wind Energy Science, Technology, and Research] software solution that allows them to operate continuously at optimal efficiency as they age.

For example, a corporation considering a move to North Texas greatly values a diverse workforce, and Mizutowicz was able to provide data on the diversity of the University’s engineering and management graduates, giving a breakdown by race, gender, and ethnicity for all the students awarded degrees through the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Another local economic development organization was in talks with a solar and wind power company, and she was able to put them in contact with Dr. Mario Rotea, site director for the UTD WindSTAR [Wind Energy Science, Technology, and Research] research center, to discuss possible synergies between that company and The University of Texas at Dallas. In many situations, simply providing access to our growing body of data and analysis can help a city make its pitch. Mizutowicz encourages economic development organizations to utilize F&ED’s UT Dallas Pipeline tool, which calculates the number of UTD students enrolled in programs that lead to jobs in any given Standard Occupational Classification (SOC [Standard Occupational Classification] ) Code or occupation.

Between potential partnerships, our workforce pipeline and cutting-edge research in a variety of fields, The University of Texas at Dallas can be an asset to any business considering relocating to the region.


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