Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

DFW chief says international growth is where it’s at

Offers of no landing fees and free marketing have been key to persuading several international airlines to launch service here, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s top executive said Wednesday.

Since 2012, the airport has distributed $50 million in incentives to airlines to add flights from North Texas to far-flung destinations including Dubai, Shanghai and Sydney, Sean Donohue told Fort Worth business leaders at a luncheon. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Texas sets the stage for crowdfunding

It is now legal for Texas companies to raise as much as $1 million in up to $5,000 increments from Texas adults for an equity share in the company through crowdfunding — an Internet service platform that links companies to investors.

This week, the Texas State Securities Board voted 4-0 to pass rules allowing Texans 18 and older to invest up to $5,000 a year in one or a number of Texas companies for an equity stake. The companies and the investors will be vetted to some degree by the portal services, but they will not be registered through the board. Read more

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