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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....

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Fred Tate was appointed to the Trinity River Authority by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Governor Appoints Colleyville Businessman to Trinity River Authority Board
by | Jan 11, 2023

Colleyville businessman Fred Tate has been appointed to the Trinity River Authority board of directors by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Tate is the founder and managing director of CFO Shield, LLC, a fractional CFO and bookkeeping firm....

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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....

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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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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.
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Gov. Abbott Taps Two Local Leaders to Help Bring New Businesses, Jobs to Texas
Arun Agarwal, CEO of Dallas home textile company Nextt, and Katie Farmer, president and CEO of Fort Worth-based railway giant BNSF, have been named to the Texas Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors. Along with seven other Texas execs tapped by Governor Abbott, they will market Texas across the U.S. and abroad as a place to relocate a business and create new jobs.
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North Texas Organizations Land $1.34M for Workforce Training, Job Placement
The funding is part of nearly $6 million in Texas Talent Connection grants announced today by Governor Greg Abbott. Local organizations receiving grants include Community Learning Centers, Inc.; North Central Texas College; NPower; and the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board.
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Gov. Greg Abbott Meets With Small Business Owners at Dallas Farmers Market
by | Sep 20, 2021
The roundtable—which took place Friday during National Small Business Week—was part of a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices "Road to Recovery” tour. The biggest challenges conveyed to Gov. Abbott: difficulty in hiring workers; rising costs; and dealing with the Delta variant.
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Ericsson Picks Lewisville for $134M Smart Factory of the Future to Accelerate 5G

by | Sep 19, 2019
Products made at the new facility—which begins operations early next year—will boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployment across North America.
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3 DFW Workforce Agencies Get State Grants Totaling $908K
by | Jul 25, 2019
The local Texas Talent Connections grants were among $5.2 million awarded to 15 agencies statewide for innovative workforce skills training and job placement programs.
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Mexican Pasta Maker Goes High-Tech at Cleburne Facility
by | May 25, 2018
It’s the first La Moderna factory outside Mexico for Interamerican Foods Corp., and the company came to North Texas for a reason.
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India-based Tata Consultancy Services Expands in Plano
by | Apr 27, 2018
Tata joins fellow India-based IT services company Wipro in annoucing expansions in Plano.
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On Tap: Robot Building, Women Who Code & State of the State

by | Mar 16, 2017
Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
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OKI Data Americas Opening Irving Office, Bringing 100 Jobs
by | Oct 17, 2016
OKI Data Americas received a $895,000 grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to enable the new Texas office.
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3 Things We’re Reading: Gov. Greg Abbott Wants to Attract More Scientists to Texas
by | May 10, 2016
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