Frisco-Based iCode Signs 100th Franchise for Its National STEM-Learning Brand

by | May 9, 2024

Frisco-based coding and STEM learning company iCode has signed its 100th franchise agreement for a location in Allen, the city where the company was founded in 2015.

iCode said the agreement extends its national footprint and reinforces its commitment to advance STEM education nationwide.

“Reaching 100 locations is a landmark achievement for any franchise,” iCode Founder and CEO Abid Abedi said in a statement....

Allen’s FTK Construction Promotes Exec to Vice President of Finance, IT
by | Feb 23, 2024

Riley Goodman has been promoted to vice president of finance and information technology at Allen-based FTK Construction Services, a nationwide general contractor specializing in affordable housing and low-income housing tax credit projects.

FTK said that Goodman will oversee all financial operations for the company, along with all IT operations and systems for preconstruction, production, and administration....

Dallas Suburbs Snag Three Top 10 Spots in National ‘Geek Culture’ Cities List
by | Nov 8, 2023
RentCafe analyzed 300 American cities to find the Best Cities for Geek Culture Fans, and four DFW cities "beamed up" up near the top of the list. See which local cities made the cut—and why "geeks" can live long and prosper in North Texas.
North Texas Cities Crush List of Best Real Estate Markets in U.S.
by | Aug 22, 2023
McKinney and Frisco rank No. 1 and No. 2 of 300 U.S. cities on WalletHub's list of "2023's Best Real-Estate Markets." See how close Denton and Allen came to the top in a list that tracked everything from home value forecasts to housing affordability to job growth rate.

Stillwater Capital Breaks Ground on 84-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Allen

by | May 17, 2023
121 Technology Park's first phase will feature four Class A buildings, offering 370,000 square feet of technology manufacturing and industrial space. Later phases will include two 100,000-square-foot office buildings, 130 owner-occupied townhomes, and 20,000 square feet of food and beverage retail.
Norway’s Visitech Expands Capacity with New Allen Factory Supporting 3D Printing Market Growth
by | Apr 25, 2023
Norway-based Visitech AS has established an Americas office in Allen after acquiring DLP design house Keynote Photonics in the city. Now the company aims to build a factory in Allen that will be able to produce its full line of projectors and subsystems for state-of-the-art 3D printing and direct imaging applications in 2024.
North Texas City To Unveil Its First Open-to-the-Public DC Fast Charging Station
by | Mar 21, 2023
XCharge North America will install its Net Zero Series EV charging station—which includes an energy storage system and a DC Fast Charging (DCFC) port option—at MD7's corporate HQ in Allen. This will mark the first deployment of an open-access DCFC charging station in Allen, the company says. The charger is designed with bi-directional capability that gives power back to the grid in times of need.
Allen-Based SaaS Tech Startup ScaleWith Appoints New President
by | Mar 2, 2023

ScaleWith Inc., an Allen-based SaaS technology company, announced it has appointed Edward L. Dandridge as president, effective immediately.

The startup said its tech transforms social impact from a cost center into a revenue generator by embedding social impact funding into B2B and B2G transactions.

“Ed’s accomplished background in law, deep expertise in corporate affairs, extensive management experience leading global organizations, and demonstrated track record of converting vision into business results ideally qualifies him to serve as our president as we position ScaleWith for significant growth,” ScaleWith founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto said in a statement....

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Voices: Reinventing the K-12 Classroom in 2020

by | Sep 10, 2020
Voices writer Chirag Gupta explores innovation in Texas K-12 public school classrooms amidst the pandemic.
Allen Tech Hub Among City’s 2 Million Square Feet of New Commercial Development   
by | Aug 26, 2020
Amid Covid-19, that activity is "business resilience on display," the Allen EDC says.

The city's just-announced 105,000-square-foot tech-focused office project is expected to break ground next year. It aims to support a growing technology industry in a city that ranks 28 percent higher in tech-job concentration than the national average.
‘Best Minds’: North Texas Smart City Consortium Launches with 21 Founding Members
The nonprofit North Texas Innovation Alliance—the largest of its kind in the U.S.—brings together cities, counties, municipalities, and agencies to tackle pressing challenges with innovative solutions. First up, the group will look at the effects of COVID-19. With the launch, NTXIA joins Mastercard's City Possible network that advances inclusive and sustainable development
WorkSuites Opens its 20th Coworking Location With a Focus on Private Offices
by | May 26, 2020
WorkSuites knows it's not an ideal time to open another coworking space—but it's making precautions to ensure the new spot in Allen is equipped for social distancing.

North Texas Cities Among Nation’s Fastest-Growing

by | Dec 12, 2019
Frisco and McKinney were the highest ranking North Texas cities in the WalletHub report, which based its rankings on job growth, increase of full-time and part-time jobs, and median household income growth, among other factors.
Monarch City Ready to Take Mixed-Use Development Into the Next Century
by | Oct 22, 2019
Howard Hughes' massive 261-acre project in Allen is rising from what used to be grasslands. And, much like its namesake butterfly, soaring growth could drive the area's economy for decades to come.
Thought Leaders: Dallas Innovates 2019 — The Magazine
Musings on innovation from the region's paradigm-shifting companies and organizations.
Thought Leaders: Allen Economic Development Corporation
by | Jan 31, 2019
Q+A | Thoughts on innovation and leadership from the region's top disruptive companies and organizations.