The iPhones contain messages from Leppert and other CEOs and information highlighting the city's lower tax rates and affordable real estate.
In the annual "state of the city" speech Tuesday Leppert told Dallas Regional Chamber members that the city has a superior business climate.
"We're doing things that allow businesses to be successful and that's not the case across the country," he said. "You look on the East Coast, you look at California, that's not the case -- and that's the comment I'm receiving from CEOs."
The Dallas Regional Chamber funded the $250,000 cost for the program, which was developed free of charge by Dallas-based TM Advertising.
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