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Texas Wins Site Selection Governor’s Cup For Record 12th Year in a Row

by | Mar 4, 2024
The Governor's Cup recognizes the nation’s top-performing state for job-creating business relocations and expansions. Texas has now won the award for a record-setting 12 years in a row—and has won it 20 times overall.
Mark Cuban Is Selling Majority Ownership of the Dallas Mavericks to the Adelson Family
by | Nov 29, 2023
News of the deal hit North Texas with something of a shock wave late Tuesday, leading to a series of aftershocks and follow-up stories about why the sale happened—and what shoes may drop next: Is Cuban running for president? And could a "casino entertainment district" be in Dallas' future?
Federal Health Agency Plugs Into Texas With Ambitious Clinical Trials Push
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health—or ARPA-H— wants to enable 90% of eligible Americans to participate in clinical trials within 30 minutes of their homes. The agency officially launched its new Texas "customer experience" headquarters at Dallas' Pegasus Park on Thursday, which will be home base for the initiative.
The Last Word: Gov. Greg Abbott on Why Tech Innovators Should Think Texas
by | Oct 11, 2023
On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott addressed more than 250 CEOs, industry innovators, investors, political leaders, and military officials gathered at Circle T Ranch just outside Fort Worth for the invite-only UP.Summit. The three-day event—once described by a co-creator as “Sun Valley meets CES meets the Oshkosh Airshow meets Burning Man meets TED meets Davos“—convened minds, money, and mobility tech from across the globe.  

Texas Launches Small Business Credit Initiative to Expand Access to Funding

A web portal for the Texas Small Business Credit Initiative goes live on Oct. 9. Small business owners, it's time to engage with your lenders to explore this new avenue for financial support.
The Last Word: Rep. Giovanni Capriglione on How You’re Being Tracked and Why Texas Needs a New Data Privacy Law
Southlake resident Capriglione wants you to have a say in how your data is tracked every day, which is why he sponsored the “most consumer-friendly” data privacy law in the nation—the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, which passed in the legislature on May 29 and now awaits Gov. Abbott's signature.
All Teed Up: Ribbon Cut on $520M Omni PGA Frisco Resort
by | May 2, 2023
A year after the PGA of America opened its new headquarters a few steps away, the Omni PGA Frisco Resort opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Gov. Greg Abbott. The resort offers 500 guests rooms plus suites, two new 18-hole championship courses, a lighted par-3 short course, a full-service Mokara Spa, a Lounge by Topgolf, 13 restaurant and bar offerings, and more.
Fort Worth Scientist Among 4 Reappointed to Texas Forensic Science Commission
by | Mar 22, 2023

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed four members of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, including one from North Texas, for terms set to expire on Sept....


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.
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.
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.
A Texas Delegation Is on a Business Development Trip Across Europe This Week
by | Sep 26, 2022
The delegation—including Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Texas' secretary of state; leaders from TxEDC, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and EDCs from across North Texas; and more—will travel to London, Paris, and Frankfurt in the next few days. Its mission: sell three of Europe's leading business centers on doing business in Texas. "We look forward to strengthening our business relationships in Europe as well as developing new ones," says Robert Allen, TxEDC president and CEO.

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.
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.
Mobile Infrastructure Consultancy MD7 Relocates Its Headquarters From San Diego to Allen
by | Aug 11, 2021
The move will create more than 200 new jobs and more than $6.8 million in capital investment.