How We Help Report There is no charge for REDD services and all information exchanged remains confidential. Please explore our website for more information about REDD services specific to Small Businesses and International Companies. Workforce and wage information Data on the availability, cost and quality of labor. Provide HR executive contacts with major area companies. Referrals to Richardson Chamber of Commerce members who provide employment services. Coordinate workforce assessment interviews with major local employers. Community data REDD provides a detailed Community Profile on all aspects of life here. REDD can provide information and analysis on cost of doing business issues such as taxes, utilities, etc. Access to key officials REDD connects businesses with appropriate local, state and federal government officials and their staff. Provides feedback on infrastructure and service improvements that enhance the business environment. Ombudsman services regarding legislative and regulatory concerns. Business introductions Introductions to financing, accounting and professional service firm members of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Introductions to local companies and individuals that are prospective customers, suppliers and/or strategic partners. Identify and make introductions to potential customers, suppliers and partners. Incentives information As the primary contact for companies considering a relocation or expansion here, REDD can provide an overview of incentive programs available locally and from the State of Texas. Since all incentive requests are handled on a case-by-case basis, a REDD representative is available to discuss the possibilities and types of incentives that match a particular project. A request for incentives may be made by requesting and completing an application. Site selection information and analysis After determining your company’s real estate needs, the REDD can provide a list of all available properties that match your criteria. REDD can provide analysis that compares properties on the basis of cost, condition, visibility, access and potential for expansion. Broker and real estate referrals REDD referrals will be made to members of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce whose services match your needs. REDD also provides introductions and referrals to landlords, architects, engineers, general contractors and other real estate-related services. Relocation assistance Briefings on all aspects of the community. Information on local schools, housing, utilities, retail and restaurants, etc. Community tours for relocating employees, focusing on centers of business, residential neighborhoods and quality of life assets. Assist spouses of relocating employees in identifying local employment opportunities. Communications The REDD will engage its media relations team to assist in the announcement of a company's expansion or relocation.