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GKN Aerospace to Move North America Additive Manufacturing Center to Fort Worth

by | Nov 29, 2022

GKN Aerospace, which has its U.S. headquarters in Irving, will relocate its North America additive manufacturing center of excellence to the Lone Star Commerce Center in Fort Worth.

According to a recent news release, the company said the move will strengthen its position as an additive technology leader with a larger facility, plans for an additional larger AM cell, and increased collaboration within the aerospace ecosystem....

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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Taps Attorney Carlos White as Franchise Impact Ambassador
by | Aug 26, 2022
Johnson launched the ‘Mayor’s Franchise Initiative’ to foster economic growth earlier this week. Carlos White’s goal will be to make Dallas “a global hub for franchising” by forming partnerships that can help teach city residents how to create, systematize, and scale successful businesses.
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Expert Views: How Dallas-Fort Worth Punches Above Its Weight in Commercial Real Estate
Dallas-Fort Worth is a contender—not only nationally, but on the global stage.

Here's what real estate and economic development leaders have to say about the region's 'X factors.'
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Corporate Recruitment: On the Road Again
by | Aug 5, 2021
The Dallas Regional Chamber is taking its 'Texas Two-Step' on the road, telling corporate headquarters prospects 'how business growth begins with one move to Dallas-Fort Worth.' As of mid-July, the team is tracking 115 active projects. Of those, 85 originated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hitting the road will add fuel to the fire of recent announcements and current corporate location projects, writes DRC economic development chief Mike Rosa.
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Empathic School Design Is Creating Healthier, More Resilient Communities

by | Dec 29, 2020
By designing schools that challenge the status quo, HKS is creating a safer, truly inclusive environment for the benefit of learning for all, says Leonardo González Sangri, the firm's director of education.
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The Future of Office for Financial Services: Continuing COVID Impact—and a Need To Take a Breath
by | Dec 28, 2020
Sensitive transactions make offices a must for financial services firms, but the amount and design of spaces will be impacted for the foreseeable future.
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As Vacancies Hit a Pandemic Peak in Q3, Rents Remain Stable
by | Dec 2, 2020
But the vacancy rate is similar to highs in the dot-com crisis and the peak of the Great Recession.
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Homes Are Selling Fast in DFW. Opendoor’s Chris Westrom Sees a Strong Market Into 2021
by | Dec 1, 2020
The region's residential market is 'much stronger than we’ve experienced even in recent years," Westrom says. Here's why.

PLUS: The hottest ZIP codes in DFW, per Opendoor.
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Dallas-Fort Worth Leads the Nation in Apartment Demand for Q3 2020

by | Nov 28, 2020
The DFW multifamility market also led in the second quarter with modest gains due to government stay-at-home orders.
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Bio Boom: Dallas-Fort Worth Is Emerging as a Hub for Biotech and Life Sciences
by | Nov 27, 2020
Biotechnology is alive and growing in DFW. The region recently ranked 6th on a list of top ten emerging life science clusters in the U.S.
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Leadership: Valuing a Variety of Voices and Communities Makes Dallas-Fort Worth Better for All, Says HKS’ Alex John
by | Nov 26, 2020
Equity is an investment in equality of the future. When things have been disproportionately distributed, they need to be actively changed,” the HKS VP says.
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Innovative Spaces: Deep Ellum’s ‘Touchless Tower’ Offers Next-Level Wellness and Safety
The Stack in Deep Ellum will offer a ‘frictionless path from your car to the office,’ developer Hines says.
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A Timeline for Action: Dallas ‘Roadmap’ Points the Way To Economic and Social Progress

by | Nov 13, 2020
The Community Transformation Action Roadmap is a new holistic framework of economic development that benefits everyone in Dallas, says Eric A. Johnson, Dallas' chief of economic development and neighborhood services.
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COVID Boosts Already Booming DFW Industrial Market, Causing ‘Five Years of E-Commerce Growth’ in About Five Weeks
by | Nov 10, 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth was the top market in the country for industrial property absorption in the second quarter of 2020, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap.
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Hillwood’s Bill Burton: Autonomous Activity Is Coming. And DFW Is Well Suited to Benefit From It
by | Nov 9, 2020
While some commercial real estate sectors slowed to a crawl in 2020, one is positively booming: Industrial. That’s led to big trends—and a jump in the push toward autonomous movement in trucking and the supply chain, Hillwood EVP Bill Burton says.
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With Visits on Hold, Senior Living Locks Down. But Investors Are Still Striving to Unlock Opportunities
by | Nov 9, 2020
Journey Capital has partnered with SilverPoint Living to build new senior communities. Their biggest goal isn’t winning over lenders or gaining local city support: It’s creating communities that truly feel like home, say Co-Founders Anand Patel and Narayan Patel.
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