In August 2022, Dallas College was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help underserved communities access living-wage jobs in biotechnology.
Technology and health care sectors continue to grow rapidly in North Texas and is a prime location for the future of biotechnology.
Academic Iinstitutions are receiving state and federal funding for life science resources.
- The National Institute of Health recently awarded $50 million to the University of North Texas Health Science Center and $250 million to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
- The Texas Legislature granted $90 million to Texas Tech Health Science Center, $84 million to the University of North Texas Health Science Center, $49 million to Texas Woman’s University, $300 million to the University of Texas Dallas and University of Texas Arlington and $60 million to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Corporate life science and biotechnology companies are selecting Dallas/-Fort Worth as their new locations to focus on biotechnology.