Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

From Toyota making executive changes to AT&T offering a new enterprise-level internet solution, here are our 10 most-read stories in June.

In June, stories on funding, expansions, and the changing nature of the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on Toyota Motor North America making two executive changes to AT&T announcing its new enterprise-level home office connectivity plan, here’s a roundup of the top 10 most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com for June 2020.


1. Toyota Motor North America Announces Two Executive Moves

Toyota says these executive changes will help guide the Plano-headquartered company’s vision toward becoming a mobility company.

Cheryl Hughes and Craig Grucza [Image: Courtesy Toyota Motor North America]


2. Fort Worth Manufacturing Company CR Minerals Announces Colorado Expansion

The expansion is expected to more than triple the production output of the facility. Over the next three years, CR Minerals plans to invest over $11 million and add eight jobs to its existing staff.

[Image: Courtesy CRMinerals]


3. A New Sabre: Southlake Tech Travel Giant Realigns Business, Implements Remote Work Program, and Cuts Staff

Sabre is preparing itself for a post-coronavirus travel industry. That involves combining airline and agency-focused businesses, adopting a “work from anywhere” policy, and laying off 800 globally.

[Illustration: mrgao/iStock]


4. Fort Worth Could Be the Future of Energy 2.0 With a New First-of-its-Kind Partnership

A public/private partnership between Fort Worth and Linear Labs could make the city home to the smart electric motor industry. And, Linear Labs could get around $70M for R&D from the city to do so.

[Image: Michael Samples/Courtesy Linear Labs]


5. AT&T Announces It Has Invested Around $3.7B to Keep Dallas Connected

From 2017-2019, AT&T has improved its wireless and wireline networks in Dallas to expand coverage and connectivity in more communities.

[Photo Illustration: Michael Samples]


6. In the Face of Change, Black Entrepreneurs in North Texas Step Up. Here’s How You Can Too

In this series, we speak with six local founders on what it means to be Black in business—and what you can do to join the fight against social injustice.


7. Dallas’ Carpenter Plaza Expansion Will Make It the Largest Park in the Downtown Core

At 5.6 acres, the redesigned Carpenter Park will top nearby Klyde Warren Park in size by about a half acre when complete. Here’s an early look at the green space, which will connect Downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas for the first time in decades.

Rendering: © Hargreaves Jones, courtesy of Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department


8. Leaving a Legacy: How Frito-Lay’s Ciara Dilley Champions a Future for Female Founders

We spoke with the VP of Transform & Innovation for Frito-Lay North America on why she thinks supporting female entrepreneurs is more important now than ever.

Ciara Dilley


9. Purpose to Play: Dallas-based BALANCED Closes a $3.5M Seed Round for Crowdsourced AI Gaming Tech

The new funding comes on the heels of BALANCED garnering spare computer processing power to help find treatments for COVID-19.

[Illustration: Courtesy Balanced Media]


10. You’re Working From Home. AT&T Wants to Help Your Internet Handle It With a New Enterprise-Level Solution

With roomies, kids, and spouses all competing for their share of at-home bandwidth, AT&T’s home office connectivity plan (with its business-paid independent connection) might be just the ticket for remote workers.

[Photo: asiandelight via iStock]

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