Telecom Corridor of Richardson - RCC
The Telecom Corridor area of Richardson is a technology cluster in Richardson, Texas, established as a joint initiative by the City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in 1984. It 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 employers.
A vibrant and diversified business community, it is strategically located in one of the brightest economic regions in the world, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Home to companies seeking the latest technological breakthroughs, it provides the synergy of a great business and research university. The Telecom Corridor area accounts for over 130,000 jobs and contains over 25 million square feet (2.3 million square meters) of office space. The Telecom Corridor area of Richardson is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is also home to the University of Texas at Dallas. The actual Corridor is considered an area of the Silicon Prairie and consists of strip about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) long along U.S. Route 75 (US 75) (the North Central Expressway).
The Telecom Corridor area of Richardson houses more than 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies that are headquartered in the area, including significant firms in the tech industry such as AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Verizon, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and MetroPCS. Standard and Poor's AAA rating places Richardson among the top 5.8% of rated statewide communities, and Richardson is one of only six communities in Texas to hold both a Aaa and AAA rating from both agencies.