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  • Dallas-based alternative investment firm NexPoint has revealed details and renderings of its planned 200-acre TxS District, short for "Technology x Science." Centered on ...

  • Coppell-headquartered Dave & Buster's Entertainment says its new offering—an interactive and immersive digital experience that "reflects the energy and excitement" of ...

  • Round-Rock based Dell has joined the Governing Council of the Richardson-based Hedera network—an open-source, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized econo...

  • In December, Illinois-based ELM announced that it's constructing a new, 125,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in The Colony for its MicroGrid and So...

  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson called it a "game-changing investment in the people and families of southern Dallas.” And there’s little doubt the Southern Gateway Park wil...

Ascent Ventures Makes Pre-Seed Investment in Canadian AI-Development Pioneer

by | Feb 7, 2023
OVA is a pioneer in AI-enabled immersive software technology development. It works with industry leaders from around the world who are looking to transform their business with spatial and immersive computing, AI, augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality.
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Jim Lake Companies’ $14M Mixed-Use Project in Cedar Hill To Offer Storefronts for Entrepreneurs, Tiny Homes
by | Feb 7, 2023
Jim Lake and Amanda Moreno are turning 40,000 square feet of real estate in downtown Cedar Hill into a mixed-use development with offices, restaurants, residential, and retail space.

The $14 million project, which has yet to be named, builds on Jim Lake Companies' Bishop Arts success.
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IT and Tech Staffing Agency Expands to Fort Worth, Names Local Branch Manager
Providence Partners, an IT and technical staffing and recruiting agency based in Austin, is expanding its operations to Fort Worth. The company has been serving the Austin IT and tech staffing market for over a decade. Providence announced that it has hired Ryan Kovach as the branch manager who will lead the initiative at its new Fort Worth division. 
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The Last Word: SMU’s Thomas DiPiero on Partnership with edX for Data Science Online Learning
Data scientist has been called the sexiest job of the 21st century, according to the Harvard Business Review, which noted last summer that the job is "more in demand than ever with employers and recruiters." SMU's partnership with edX aims to give students more ways to pursue data science education in a way that makes the most sense for them.
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Texas Governor Gives Agencies Deadline to Implement Plan Banning TikTok

by | Feb 6, 2023
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has put state agencies on the clock to implement policies that would prohibit the downloading or use of apps such as TikTok on state-owned devices. Abbott announced the statewide model security plan Monday for Texas state agencies to address vulnerabilities presented by the use of TikTok and other software on personal and state-issued devices. Each state agency will have until February 15 to implement its own policy to enforce this statewide plan. “The security risks associated with the use of TikTok on devices used to conduct the important business of our state must not be underestimated or ignored,” Abbott said.
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Fort Worth May Spend $95M on Convention Center and Surrounding District
by | Feb 6, 2023
Two months after selecting AECOM Hunt, Byrne Construction Services, and EJ Smith to manage “the full scope” of phase one of a major expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center, the city's plans for the area could be getting even bigger. An advisory committee of community stakeholders and project team representatives recently recommended that the city council spend an additional $43 million to realign Commerce Street, allowing for the development of a Convention Center District that could feature "a dynamic urban design mix of new shops, restaurants, and other experiences," the city said.
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Rising Tide: Tech Surge in North Texas
by | Feb 6, 2023
North Texas continues to flex its strengths as companies big and small flock to the region for tech talent and growth opportunities.

New research shows Dallas-Fort Worth leads the nation in the growth of high-tech jobs. 
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