Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Entertainment Corridor Attracts Bass Pro Shops, BigShots Golf, and More

by | Dec 21, 2022
The EpicCentral Corridor in Grand Prairie includes new mixed-use development Mayfield Groves, which has landed three anchors to add to the city's entertainment district.

City Manager Steve Dye said the city welcomes the new businesses "as we continue to selectively build out our EpicCentral corridor along State Highway 161.”
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Invited’s BigShots Golf to Launch New Venue in Grand Prairie in 2024
The new 12-acre BigShots venue will be part of the city's EpicCentral entertainment district along SH 161. Featuring a two-story tee-line with 80 interactive, climate-controlled tee boxes and ball-tracking tech powered by TrackMan Range, the venue will also offer a 27-hole tech-driven indoor putting course, an "elevated" sports bar, and more. The news comes a week after the announcement that Dallas' own Jordan Spieth has become an investor, advisor, and brand ambassador of Invited, BigShots' majority owner.
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HiFAB Studio and Plant in Grand Prairie Will Create Modern Modular Homes by Lake/Flato Architects
by | Sep 20, 2022
HiFAB, a new venture from Dallas-based Oaxaca Interests, will be building modular homes from its new plant on a seven-acre site in Grand Prairie. The first offering: two- and three-bedroom "Haciendas" designed by the noted San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato, starting at $249K and $375K. "Simple design is hard to pull off, but it allows us to focus on the details for a cleaner, more efficient way of living," says Oaxaca and HiFAB founder Brent Jackson.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Investment Recruitment Tool for Southern Dallas County
by | Mar 28, 2022
The website is a "growth tool" that highlights the communities, real estate, employers, and talent pool in Southern Dallas County with the aim of spurring investment and economic development in the region.
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aviation

Wings of Innovation: Aviation and Aerospace in North Texas Fly to a High-Tech Future

by | Nov 13, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth has been at the forefront of aviation innovation in manufacturing, airports, and airlines. What's next? Vertical takeoff air taxis buzzing over North Texas.
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CEO vice president
DI People: Boeing Global Services, Six Flags Entertainment, Michaels Make CEO Announcements
by | Oct 29, 2019
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves by Dallas-Fort Worth companies and organizations, you’ll also find news from Critical Start, OrderMyGear, EarthXFilm, Sally Beauty Holdings, Hill+Knowlton, and KidKraft.
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DFW Cities Dominate List of ‘Surprising’ Cities Where You Can Make a Lot of Money
by | Sep 30, 2019
GOBankingRates' study looked at 188 U.S. cities with at least 50,000 households. North Texas cities ranked at the head of the class.
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Lockheed
Innovation Labs Help Profits Soar Like a Missile at Lockheed Grand Prairie Unit
by | Apr 29, 2019
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s Grand Prairie headquarters accounts for only 16 percent of Lockheed's business, but has recently won major defense contracts worth a combined $5B. In Q1, operating profit took off like one of its rockets: up 60 percent.
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Entrepreneur of the Year

Enterprise: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

by | Jan 12, 2019
In an annual tradition, we look back on Dallas Innovates’ most-read stories in each of our buckets of innovation: Startup, Invention, Education, Social, Creative, and Enterprise. Here’s a roundup of the “Top 12” in Enterprise for 2018.
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Year In Review: Our Top 10 Most‑Read Stories of 2018
by | Dec 21, 2018
Take a look back on the stories that grabbed our readers' attention this year.
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furniture
Egg Pods & Noise-Fighting Felt: Fräsch is ‘Not Your Typical Furniture Company’
by | Nov 9, 2018
Fräsch's modern office furniture designs may look like they're straight out of Europe, but the company — and its noise-absorbing products — is from Grand Prairie.
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C2 Wireless Consolidates New York, California Sites into Grand Prairie Distribution Hub
by | Jul 20, 2018
The new 65,000-square-foot state-of-the-art distribution center will allow the company to scale up for continued growth and to maximize efficiencies as it works to distribute phone cases, wearables, VR headsets, and more.
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Hispanic

Report: 3 DFW Cities Among the 20 Best for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

by | Apr 27, 2018
WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 23 metrics to create its list.
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Year In Review | Our Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017
Take a look back on the stories that struck a chord with readers this year.
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Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Forecasts Tech Trends for Defense in 2018
by | Nov 28, 2017
Lockheed Martin is a major player in the defense industry and one of DFW's largest employers.
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epic
Grand Prairie is About to Take Recreation to ‘Epic’ Levels
by | Oct 4, 2017
On the heels of a gold medal win from the National Recreation and Park Association, Grand Prairie showed off the retractable roof of its new water park.
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