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Charter Communications Announces $1.3B Broadband Investment in Texas

by | Nov 30, 2023
Serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand, Charter said the investment will enable the delivery of symmetrical and multi-gigabit speeds across Texas, while also funding rural broadband expansion for currently unserved and underserved homes and small businesses in the Lone Star State.
UNT HSC at Fort Worth Launches ‘One Pill Kills’ Anti-Fentanyl Campaign
by | Oct 3, 2023
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s considered far more addictive than heroin, is now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 49. Experts say that Fentanyl can be fatal even if just a tiny amount—so small it could fit on a pencil eraser—is ingested.
Fort Worth Film Leader Appointed to Governor’s Commission for Women
by | Sep 15, 2023

Angelique De Luca of Fort Worth has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Women for a term set to expire on December 31.

De Luca is the founder and CEO of Four Falling Stars Productions....


North Texas Schools Awarded $3.5M In Career Training Grants by Texas Workforce Commission

by | Jul 11, 2023
The Jobs and Education for Texas grants will help six North Texas colleges and school districts buy and install equipment to initially train 1,164 students for high-demand occupations, the State of Texas announced.
Texas School Districts, Open Enrollment Charter Schools Get Waiver to Continue Virtual Instruction
by | Jun 26, 2023

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath has been directed by Gov. Greg Abbott to waive specific requirements for school districts or open-enrollment charter schools to continue offering virtual instruction options for students in grades 3 through 12 via the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) for the next two school years....

Texas Adopts ‘Outcome-Centered’ Community College Funding Plan with $2.2B Over Next Two Years
by | Jun 12, 2023
Texas is reforming its community college finance system to align policy and funding incentives with "the rapidly changing needs of the workforce," the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board said. The newly passed bill positions Texas as "a national leader in linking funding for community colleges to measurable student-centric outcomes," state officials added.
Future SUVs: GM To Invest Over $500M in Arlington Assembly Plant
by | Jun 9, 2023
General Motors said the investment will enable it to strengthen its industry-leading full-size SUV business. Since 2013, GM has announced nearly $2 billion in investments for its Arlington Assembly plant. See why the company is committed to offering internal combustion engine vehicles for years to come—despite its plan to spend $35 billion on electric and autonomous vehicle development by 2025.

Governor Appoints Five Trinity River Authority Board Members

by | May 5, 2023
The authority oversees development and conservation of surface water resources of the Trinity River Basin.
Texas Named ‘Best State for Business’ for Record-Breaking 19th Year in a Row
by | Apr 27, 2023
The streak continues. Texas has been named the Best State for Business by the country's top CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief Executive Magazine for a record-breaking 19th year in a row, Governor Greg Abbott announced.
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.
North Texas Schools Receive $5.5M In Career, Technical Education Grants From TWC
by | Jan 20, 2023

North Texas educational institutions received more than $5.5 million of the more than $54 million in Jobs and Education for Texans grants awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open enrollment charter schools across the state.

Among the grants awarded were ones to Collin College and seven North Texas area school districts....


Governor Taps Crowley Superintendent for State Board for Educator Certification

by | Dec 29, 2022

Michael D. McFarland has been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the State Board for Educator Certification, which develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.

McFarland is the superintendent of the Crowley Independent School District in North Texas and has 30 years of experience in public education....

LA-Based Tech Startup Boingo to Plant Its HQ in Frisco, Creating 247 Jobs and $1.48M in Capital Investment
by | Dec 20, 2022
The connectivity innovator brings wireless solutions to iconic venues and enterprises globally, such as Grand Central Terminal, Hollywood Bowl, London Heathrow Airport, World Trade Center Oculus, and U.S. Homeland Security.

Boingo's move to Texas—and its new office at The Star in Frisco—supports the "company’s vision and our ability to attract and retain top talent," says Boingo CEO Mike Finley.
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Report: Dallas, Plano Among Top U.S. Cities for Foreign Business Investment
by | Oct 14, 2022
In the inaugural 'Investing in America' report from the Financial Times and Nikkei, Dallas ranks No. 6 overall, and Plano ranks No. 13. Irving shines strongly in the report, too, ranking highly on several key data points. And looking only at workforce and talent, Plano comes in at No. 1 in the entire country. The report is timely: Just two weeks ago, EDC leaders from across North Texas were part of a TxEDC trade mission to London, Paris, and Frankfurt, Germany.
Canadian Chocolate Maker Brings Tech, 120 Jobs to New Rockwall Production Facility
by | Jul 28, 2022
Vancouver-based Chewters Chocolates—a maker of organic, low-sugar treats best known for its brand ChocXO—has selected Rockwall Technology Park for the site of its new 189,000-SF facility. Four "state-of-the-art" advanced production lines will pump out chocolate treats, creating 120 jobs. A glass viewing wall will give locals a sweet peek at how the candy is made. Currently under design, the plant should be operational by the beginning of 2024, Chewters says.