Shameless Plug Department: How’s Dallas faring from a business/economic standpoint? Mayor Tom Leppert has some surprising views in a straight-from-the-shoulder interview in the new issue of our D CEO magazine. The mayor, for example, doubts that we’ll ever rival Boston or San Francisco’s Bay Area as a “biotech” hub; at the same time, he reveals he’s working behind the scenes to lure more consulates from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to Dallas. Read his take on the local economy and much more here–or pick up a copy of the February CEO at Borders or Barnes & Noble. Heck, Leppert might even deliver one to you if you ask.