Denton has long been a center for cultural innovation. In recent years, jobs in the high-tech industry have shifted to college towns and urban locales. Our two universities and a growing creative class help us top the charts at #6 in a national study of high-tech capabilities and job creation. We also rank in the top ten cities for data-security, thanks to our low-risk, cost-effective data protection services.
CoDenton is Denton’s collaborative initiative to actively participate in community tech events, provide coworking space, assist startups, and create local jobs. Startup weekends and hackathons hosted by the University of North Texas’ Innovation Greenhouse and by local tech freelancers give novice and seasoned entrepreneurs opportunities to pitch ideas and start businesses in the town where they love to live.
Denton has a deep and diverse talent pool, strong business support services, and low cost of living. Eclectic shops, restaurants, bars, and live music venues fill the heart of Denton’s historic downtown. Just a 5-minute walk away from the downtown square, DCTA’s commuter rail station connects Denton with the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. True to its county seat and college town roots, Denton businesses and residents are steadfast in maintaining a diverse community where anyone can feel at home.