2017 GrowSouth Annual Report
The Mayor delivered his fifth GrowSouth presentation on May 23, 2017 at The Texas Theatre. Below are Scorecard, Community Indicators report and the Mayor's presentation slides.
GrowSouth Year 5 Presentation
GrowSouth Community Indicators & Focus Areas report
The GrowSouth Plan
GrowSouth is a comprehensive strategy to build a foundation for sustainable growth, and outline five key projects that we believe can jump start growth in key areas in the next three years.
Southern Dallas represents new potential sales tax revenue from business and development that will strengthen our tax base and help fund vital basics that are the foundation of our city. Today, 55% of our citizens live North of the Trinity, yet that part of our City provides 85% of our tax base or conversely, Southern Dallas is home to 45% of our population yet provides only 15% of our tax base.
Southern Dallas is our greatest single opportunity for growth in North Texas, comprising the greatest inventory of land available in Dallas— encompassing 185 square miles, roughly 54 percent of the city’s area. The entire city of Atlanta can fit into Southern Dallas.
When it comes to growth potential Southern Dallas has the land, the workforce, and the will. But to have true success in southern Dallas, we must 1) focus on quality of life, 2) set short-term and long-term goals, 3) attract new investment and 4) celebrate our successes. We are all in this together, so our whole city should be excited when good things happen. This will go a long way toward changing the image and perception of development in southern Dallas, and it will build confidence and drive additional investment.
To learn more, visit www.dallasgrowsouth.com