The City of Richardson is one of 21 founding members of the North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA), a nonprofit launched this week to connect key cross-sector stakeholders working to collaboratively solve pressing challenges to improve quality of life, expedite inclusive economic development and increase resource efficiency through the use of data, technology and community. It is the largest initiative of its kind in the United States.

The consortium will share best practices, leverage shared resources, create efficiencies and improve services. This will be accomplished through meeting frequently to focus on immediate challenges related to COVID-19, while looking ahead to establish core priorities, plans and deliverables that drive cross-jurisdictional solutions.