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Google Career Certificates Now Available for UT, Texas State University Systems

by | Dec 15, 2022

Google has announced the Google Career Certificates are available to students across The University of Texas and Texas State University systems, bringing with them the potential to reach tens of thousands of students across the state.

The tech giant said that Google Career Certificates equip individuals with job-ready skills in the fields of data analytics, e-commerce and digital marketing, IT Support, automation in python, project management, and user experience (UX) design....

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Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Production Line Opens in McKinney, Aims to Bolster Texas Supply Chain
by | Oct 25, 2022
McKinney's Wistron GreenTech has partnered with New Jersey-based Princeton NuEnergy on a lithium-Ion battery direct recycling pilot production line, which officially opened in McKinney today. PNE founder Dr. Yan Chao calls it a "powerful next step" in a vision for covering a nationwide close-loop recycling supply chain for the batteries.

The line will use PNE's patented process to recycle everything from phone batteries to full EV battery packs.
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Mirasol Capital Closes Deal for Wells Fargo Campus in Las Colinas, Plans Lakeside Mixed-Use Project Next Door
by | Oct 13, 2022
The massive Wells Fargo campus coming to Las Colinas' Northshore District is going to have company. Mirasol Capital, which closed the deal with Wells Fargo for the new campus, is planning a 17-acre mixed-use project right next door.

The banking giant's $455 million corporate campus will anchor Mirasol's broader vision for a "modern urban environment" on Lake Carolyn.
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Wells Fargo To Build a 22-Acre Corporate Campus in Irving, Creating 650 New Jobs
Governor Greg Abbott confirmed today that San Francisco-based Wells Fargo will build a new corporate campus in Irving's Las Colinas development. Based around two 400,000-square-foot towers, the campus will provide a home for Wells Fargo's 3,000 local employees, while creating 650 jobs. Dallas firm KDC has been tapped as developer.

The move is being aided by a $5 million "deal-closing" grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund, on top of $30 million in incentives approved by the Irving City Council in August.
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Integrated Defense Products Relocates Its HQ from California to Rockwall

IDP—a family-owned specialty manufacturer of parts for the defense, firearm, aerospace, and medical industries—plans to add at least $7 million in new taxable value to Rockwall, while hiring 25 to 30 local workers. “It’s imperative that we always keep an eye on the future," says IDP President Brandon Buschold. "Without any real focus on our youth, there will be a lack of innovation—and ultimately, no torch to pass on."
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Illinois-Based ExteNet Systems Is Moving Its HQ to Frisco
ExteNet Systems is relocating from the Chicago area to a new 37,000-square-foot space at the Frisco Station development. The company—which specializes in providing secure 5G and fiber-neutral host communications infrastructure—has worked on projects for the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, the Empire State Building, and Dallas’ Bank of America Plaza.

It's an "opportunity to reimagine our future," says Richard Coyle, ExteNet's president and CEO.
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Why is the Dallas skyline green, orange, and white? Downtown Dallas skyline lights up for India's Independence Day.
Lighting Up a Growing Bond: The Indian American Impact on Business in North Texas and Beyond
On the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence Day on Monday, the tricolor Dallas skyline was the glow of success for 220,000 Indian Americans who've made North Texas their home. A new report from the Indian American CEO Council shows the positive impact they've made on our economy, our jobs, and our communities.

Co-Chairs Sanjiv Yajnik and Arun Agarwal started the IACEO in 2018 after accompanying Governor Abbott on a trade mission to India. "The governor realized the power of India, and India realized the power of Texas. We could make a difference."
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The Texas Blockchain Summit Will Feature Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Other Cryptocurrency Boosters
by | Oct 5, 2021
The inaugural October 8th Texas Blockchain Summit could be a watershed event for making Texas "the jurisdiction of choice" for Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Lee Bratcher, president of the Texas Blockchain Council, will host a wide array of speakers including Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis.
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Amazon Has Invested $15B in North Texas—And a Total of $29B Across the State—since 2010

by | Aug 11, 2021
On Wednesday, Amazon announced findings from its 2021 U.S. Economic Impact Report, sharing a by-the-numbers look at its U.S. investments.

With its recently opened fulfillment center in Forney, Amazon now has more than 30 operations facilities across Dallas-Fort Worth—making North Texas its biggest market in the state. The company now has 37,000 direct employees in DFW alone.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Expects Economic Recovery To Accelerate as Texas Receives More Vaccines and Treatment Options
Gov. Abbott foresees an increase in business activity by the early part of next year. With recent corporate headquarters moves to Texas, including Charles Schwab and CBRE, he believes that there has never been a more exciting time for economic development.
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Uber Taps Dallas for Major Hub at The Epic in Deep Ellum, Bringing 3,000 Jobs
by | Aug 20, 2019
Dallas was the first city in Texas where the Uber app was available in 2012. Now, the city will host the second largest Uber hub outside of its headquarters in San Francisco.
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Mexican Pasta Maker La Moderna Unveils 1st U.S. Plant, Headquarters in Cleburne
by | Mar 23, 2018
La Moderna celebrated the grand opening of its $50 million high-tech U.S. headquarters this week.
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