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Your Guide to Richardson's Resources

The Richardson Economic Development Partnership is a joint initiative established by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the City of Richardson in 1984.

REDP is dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving local economy, by attracting new investment and jobs, through marketing and recruitment efforts and by working with existing employers.

Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) provides the following services to companies looking to relocate or expand into Richardson:

  • Land and building site selection services
  • State and local incentives information
  • Detailed site selection information and analysis
  • Customized workforce, wage and other Richardson data
  • Customer, supplier, strategic partner and professional introductions
  • Community orientation and city tours for expanding/relocating companies
  • Interface with city officials and city staff

The REDP website, contains a wealth of information on Richardson, including news updates, data for site selectors and commercial real estate brokers, workforce data, major employers list, tax and incentive information, community assets and amenities, real and transit-oriented development, and much more.

Visit the International page to find out how REDP can help your Richardson company expand overseas or why Richardson would be a good U.S. location for your international company.

The REDP is recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Richardson was the first economic development organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to earn this accreditation, and stands apart as the only community in Texas - and only the second nationally - to have achieved dual honors through AEDO accreditation and the five-star accreditation earned by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community and prospects that the REDP has attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well-placed and that their business is in good hands.



  • Some of the notable companies that REDP helped with Richardson relocations or expansions include: Texas Instruments, State Farm, Raytheon, RealPage, Goldman Sachs, Service King, Genpact, Infosys, DXC Technology, Steward Health Care, Fossil, and West Coast University, among others.
  • REDP offers special resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses including connections to SCORE counseling, SBDC contacts, and Economic Gardening consulting services.
  • Educational partnerships with the University of Texas at Dallas (located in Richardson) and Richland College , the largest college of the DCCCD.

REDP Staff:

Lawrence Howorth, VP, International Business Development, 972.792.2814

Beth Kolman, Director, 972.792.2817

Shannon Skripka, Events Manager, 972.792.2806

Kevin Cheek, Executive on Loan, Richland College, 214.360.1206


Coming to the U.S. Market?

Are you considering launching your overseas-based company in the U.S.? Here's why you should consider Richardson as your U.S. business headquarters.

The state of Texas Legislature has proclaimed Richardson the “International Business Capital of North Texas.”  Known as The Telecom Corridor®, Richardson is a premier center of diverse global technology-based companies.

International Concierge Services – Choose resources based on your needs

To help non-U.S. companies establish their business in the U.S. and specifically Richardson, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce has created a unique program providing expert resources to ease critical business startup issues. Resources provided by member companies and consultants include:

  • Legal assistance (incorporation; immigration/visas; intellectual property; etc)
  • International banking (setting up accounts / letters of credit /currency exchanges)
  • Translation services
  • Logistics / transportation services
  • International business consulting
  • Import/export assistance (export licensing etc.)
  •  Public relations services
  • Specific country importation knowledge
  • Relocation services
  • Commercial and residential real estate services
  • HR/staffing
  • Marketing, sales, business development, management consulting
  • Inexpensive "soft landing" office space

We’re ready to help you enter the U.S. market quickly and easily. Let us know how we can help your business succeed!

Visit the International page to find out how REDP can help your Richardson company expand overseas or why Richardson would be a good U.S. location for your international company.

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