Telecom Corridor

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The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas (USA), a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million square feet (2.3 million square meters) of office space and accounts for over 82,600 jobs.1 Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and home to the University of Texas at Dallas, the Corridor is a strip about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) long along U.S. Route 75 (US 75) (the North Central Expressway), between President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 635 (I-635) and is often considered an area of the Silicon Prairie. More than 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies are located in the area, including significant players such as AT&T, Ericsson, Verizon, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and MetroPCS. Some of these companies also have offices in Telecom Valley located in California. Although the Telecom Corridor was a booming area of Dallas's economy during the late 1990s, the dot-com bust of 2001 hit the region hard. However, it began recovering in 2004, and that recovery has since picked up momentum, gaining both the operations of many non-technology-related companies and a large number of previously non-existent residential units designed in the New Urbanist style.2 The name "Telecom Corridor" is a registered trademark and may technically only be used to describe the area mentioned in this article.

Telecom Corridor Genealogy Project

The Telecom Corridor Genealogy Project is a project to enable professionals in the Telcom Corridor to find out about their common history and thereby to enable them to network more easily.


Major Highways

Light rail

See also


  1. ^ North Central Texas Council of Governments 2030 Demographic Forecast (+ relative historical census data) entry for Telecom Corridor. Retrieved 22 January 2006.
  2. ^ Reinhardt Krause. "Took Time, But Finally Tech Jobs Are Rising". Investor's Business Daily. Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 32°58′N 96°44′W / 32.96°N 96.73°W / 32.96; -96.73

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