"Texas Telecom Corridor"
An affluent inner suburb of Dallas and home to the University of Texas at Dallas and the, “Telecom Corridor”, Richardson holds its own in the big city game. Richardson hosts telecommunications giants AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, MetroPCS, and Texas Instruments. Richardson’s top employers include State Farm, GEICO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield (all three of which have regional hubs in the city). Even at a glance, it’s impossible to miss Richardson in the big city mix of DFW’s Metroplex.
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Location: 19 miles northeast of downtown Dallas
Top 5 employers:
State Farm Insurance
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson Independent School District
Large businesses that have headquarters located in this town:
Alon USA Energy Inc.
Fossil Group Inc.
Major entertainment venues:
Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
The North Texas Automotive Museum
Current mayor: Paul Voelker
Link to city website: https://www.cor.net/