Dallas Could Land Major Uber Expansion, Thousands of Jobs

This story is developing and will be continuously updated.Dallas is a leading contender for a major expansion by ride-hailing giant Uber that would transform the city into one of the tech company’s largest hubs outside of San Francisco, company officials confirmed Thursday.Uber has zeroed in on a site in Deep Ellum for an office that’d have several thousand employees, from engineers and finance executives to salespeople. The office would span Uber’s businesses, from delivering food to developing a new urban air taxi service.Uber has narrowed its list to fewer than a handful of cities and plans to make a decision by late August, Uber spokesman Travis Considine said. He declined to name the other cities being considered.If Uber chooses Dallas, it’s planning to move into the Epic, an 8-acre development that’s on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas in Deep Ellum, Considine said. It is at Elm Street and Good-Latimer Expressway. Landowner Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management and office developer KDC teamed up for the development. It includes an office tower, apartment high-rise and restored historic building that's becoming a luxury hotel. It has room for two more towers.  Continue reading...

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