DFW Technology CEO Charlie Chen received 2018 Citizen Leadership Award by IEDC
The International Economic Development Council, a worldwide largest economic development professional association, is holding the 2018 annual conference on 10/1/2018 at Atlanta, Georgia; and this year the Citizen Leadership Award goes to Charlie W. Chen to recognize his business leadership in the community economic development. Charlie has served 15+ years on the board of Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Texas, and was the 2015 elected Chairman (the first Asian American in Chamber's 70 years history). He was instrumental in establishing the Richardson City's International Business Program and promoting the redevelopment of “Telecom Corridor” to become the Innovation District with many initiatives and support. In recent years Charlie also established an experimental program “DFW Innovation Center” with his personal resources to help local start-ups and soft-landing facilitation for the new international companies.