Small Business Report Richardson offers a proven business environment for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Hear why Tim Tieu, owner of The Drawing Board and recipient of our 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, chose Richardson as the location for his businesses: Access to Growth Capital REDP can help connect you with access to state/federal funding, equity funding, SBA loans and other possible financing possibilities. Access to Talent Richardson is home to the University of Texas at Dallas - the most selective public university in Texas. REDP has an ongoing affiliation with UT Dallas. Access to Real Estate Among Richardson's 30 million square feet of flex, industry and office space are many opportunities for companies to find the right fit, including space in the 1,200-acre Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ). For more information, please contact Beth Kolman, REDP Director of Economic Development, at 972-792-2817.