Arlington

Report: ‘Rich Renter’ Households in DFW Up as Much as 198% in Five Years

by | Feb 3, 2023
RentCafe said that while the number of high-income renters in Dallas rose by 74% and sits at 6% of the city's total renters between 2015 and 2020—peaking at 17,257— he number of high-income renters rose even more dramatically in other North Texas cities. Garland saw a rise of 198%, McKinney 186%, Plano 103%, and Frisco 93%. High-income renters in Frisco may look into places like the luxury Remy apartments (above), coming to Frisco Square in 2024.
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EV Charging Tech Firm Wallbox Opens its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Arlington
The $70 million, 130,000-square-foot Arlington manufacturing facility will initially produce Wallbox's Pulsar Plus smart home EV charger. Next year, production will begin on the company's Hypernova EV chargers, which can add up to 100 miles of range in five minutes. “Today only 3% of the chargers required globally for the next decade have been installed," says Enric Asunción, CEO of Wallbox. "Bringing Wallbox’s manufacturing capabilities to the U.S. significantly bolsters our ability to meet U.S. needs, deliver to public funding programs, and drive the energy transition.”
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Texas Rangers, Cordish Companies Break Ground on One Rangers Way Luxury Apartment Community
by | Oct 27, 2022
The 300-unit One Rangers Way will be "one of the most luxurious, resort-style apartment communities in the country" when it opens in 2024, the city of Arlington says. Just a short walk from Choctaw Stadium, Globe Life Field, and AT&T Stadium, it will provide the "missing piece" at the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District, said Rangers EVP Rob Matwick. "One of the things that was very important to our company, to the Rangers, to the city, was that we create a 365 community and a heartbeat for the city," Blake Cordish, principal at The Cordish Companies, said at the groundbreaking. “To do that, you need great residential."
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The Last Word: Arlington Mayor Jim Ross on How His City Is Creating a Skyline
Ross was elected mayor of Arlington in June 2021, and one of his goals for the city is to have something Dallas and Fort Worth are both known for: a signature skyline. He's a business owner (of the Mercury Chophouse on the city's Lamar Boulevard) and the principal attorney of the Jim Ross Law Group since 2008. But after reading Spencer Brewer's story about him in the Dallas Business Journal, you might add another job to his list: Skyline booster.
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Farms of the Future: Alphabet-Backed Vertical Farming Startup Plans New Site in Arlington

by | Feb 16, 2022
New York-based Bowery Farming is a vertical farming startup that aims to lead "the next generation of agriculture." Valued at $2.3 billion and backed by Alphabet's VC investment arm GV, it will create 100 jobs at its new indoor farm in Arlington—where software, sensors, and machine learning will help things grow.
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Downtown Arlington’s Urban Union Live‑Work‑Play District Is Expanding
by | Dec 13, 2021
Dodson Commercial Real Estate is building five new mixed-use buildings along Front Street to house restaurants, retail, and apartments. The expansion will result in a five-city-block attraction for downtown Arlington. The city's largest public accounting firm, Sutton Frost Cary LLP, will be relocating to a 21,000-SF office building that's part of the project.
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Wallbox—a Global EV Charging Leader Expanding to Arlington—Begins Trading on NYSE
by | Oct 4, 2021
Now trading under "WBX," the Barcelona-based EV charging manufacturer closed its merger with N.Y.-based SPAC Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. on October 1.

Arlington leaders recently granted Wallbox incentives to build the company’s first North American plant in the Great Southwest Industrial District.
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DFW Goes LEGO Crazy: From the Perot Museum to a 12-Year-Old Cedar Hill NASA Intern to a STEM-Loving Dallas Tech Star and More
by | Sep 16, 2021
Clack your way down this page to see the Perot Museum's LEGO skyscrapers; Arlington's viral, eye-popping LEGO city budget video; a 12-year-old LEGO-obsessed NASA intern prodigy; a "tech is sexy" Dallas native who starred on FOX TV's "LEGO Masters," and more!
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AT&T is Ramping Up the Interactive Fan Experience at the Dallas Cowboys’ 5G-Enabled Stadium

by | Nov 18, 2020
AT&T and the Dallas Cowboys are making updates to AT&T Stadium—the first ever to be enabled with 5G—to bring new interactive experiences for Cowboys nation fans in person and at home. That includes virtually posing with the pros, live broadcasted reactions, and AR-powered gameday stats.
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Dallas Rises to the No. 2 City for Tech Professionals, a New CompTIA Report Shows
by | Nov 10, 2020
Dallas made the biggest jump on the Computing Technology Industry Association's Tech Town Index this year, moving from No. 7 to No. 2. A big factor is the number of IT jobs available here. But this year is a Texas Two-Step: Austin ranked No. 1.
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Arlington Architectural Acoustics Maker Fräsch Launches 3D Series Of Origami-Inspired Wall Tiles
by | Nov 9, 2020
After being acquired by Catalyst Acoustics Group earlier this year, Fräsch has released new sustainable acoustics solutions through the CUBISM Series. The company's modern designs that absorb noise pollution add funky flare to commercial spaces at the intersection of design, value, and wellness.
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‘The Future of Air Force Training is Here’: L3Harris Tech-Led Team Will Help Transform USAF Flight Simulator Training
by | Sep 24, 2020
L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator based in Arlington, will lead a team to transform the U.S. Air Force’s flight simulator training that's used to develop highly skilled air crews.
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Arlington Gets $1.7M to Integrate Autonomous Vehicles into Via Rideshare Program

by | Mar 17, 2020
Arlington was the first city in the nation to convert its entire mass transit operation into what's called micro-transit. Its new service will include a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and could let UT Arlington students ride for free.
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Dallas funding
Follow the Money: Align Capital Closes Second Fund at $450M, AWH Capital Raises $129.8M, VitalTech Makes Acquisition
by | Feb 20, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity in North Texas, you’ll also find news from TPG, Dean Foods, Caregiver Inc., Blue River Partners, Neuro-Pro Monitoring, and StarRFoam.
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Arlington’s Entertainment District Receives $810M Expansion
by | Dec 19, 2019
Phase two of Arlington's Entertainment District is expected to include a convention center, a coworking and incubator space, a hotel, and a corporate headquarters.
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cities
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.
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