Growth Prompts Smart Cities Talk in Texas

(TNS) — FRISCO, Texas — For one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, discussions about responsible growth are an ongoing conversation.

The latest iteration of those talks brought top leaders from government, education and business together on Thursday. The topic? Smart cities and all of the associated buzzwords: innovation, technology, efficiency, competitiveness, sustainability, partnerships.

But among these bright minds corralled by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce came some interesting food for thought. While a lot of places are doing a lot of good things, no one has all the tools in place yet to be a smart city.

"I don't think there's one out there," said Joe Quinlan, chief market strategist for the Bank of America Corp., whose new partnership with the Frisco chamber focuses on — you guessed it — smart cities.

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