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Ericsson’s Kevin Zvokel on 10 Hot Consumer Trends, His Company’s ‘Factory of the Future’ in Lewisville, and More

Ericsson's new report, "10 Hot Consumer Trends: Life in a Climate-Impacted Future," is packed with insights on what consumers—including those in DFW—believe is looming on the way to the 2030s. We spoke with Kevin Zvokel, head of networks for Plano-based Ericsson North America, about both the report and his company's innovative impact across North Texas.
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Fort Worth Alliance Airport Now Bears H. Ross Perot Sr.’s Name
by | Dec 20, 2022
Thirty-three years after launching as the world's first industrial airport, Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport now bears the name of the man who believed in its ultimate promise. "My dad wholeheartedly believed Fort Worth Alliance Airport would be the centerpiece of an unprecedented jobs corridor in Texas,” said Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood.
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Wing’s New Remote Operations Center Is Air Traffic Control for Its Drones
by | Dec 12, 2022
In April, Wing—a subsidiary of Alphabet and sister company of Google—began delivering products by drone to neighborhoods in Frisco and Little Elm from a "drone nest" in each city. The drones buzz with payloads from Walgreens, Blue Bell Creameries, Texas Health, and easyvet. Now Wing has opened its second U.S. remote operations center in a Coppell office building to oversee the drone operations, staffed by FAA-licensed "pilots in command."
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After Opening U.S. HQ in Fort Worth, Clevon Rolls Out First North American On-Road Driverless Delivery
by | Dec 9, 2022
The all-electric, autonomous courier robot was built by Clevon, an Estonia-based company that moved its U.S. HQ to Fort Worth's AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone three months ago. At the HQ opening, Estonia's president said "The future is very near."

Now that future has arrived, with a CLEVON 1 robot making a 3.6-mile delivery on public roads, navigating traffic and making turn signals along the way. Plus, take a look at the U.S. opening at AllianceTexas.
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New Terminal To Be Unveiled at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport

by | Nov 30, 2022
The new "fixed-based operation" facility at the heart of AllianceTexas will have over 20,000 square feet of "highly amenitized lounges" and meeting facilities and 68,000 square feet of attached hangar space. Scheduled for completion in December, It will expand the airport's offerings with additional, "first-class" accommodations for flight crews, as well as more flexible, spacious lounges for pilots and passengers.
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Beauty Manufacturing Plans New High-Tech $150M Plant at Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas
by | Nov 30, 2022
Beauty Manufacturing Solutions Corp. already operates a plant from its home base in Coppell. But with the help of $2 million in incentives from the city of Fort Worth, it plans to add a new high-tech, $150 million plant at the Alliance Gateway 2 building in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development.
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The Last Word: Hillwood’s Reid Goetz on 1.7M SF of New Industrial in AllianceTexas
Dallas-based Hillwood has broken ground on two spec industrial buildings in its AllianceTexas development in Fort Worth. The two buildings will total around 1.7 million square feet with cross-dock configurations and 40-foot clear heights. In total, industrial development at AllianceTexas will add nearly 4 million square feet this year, Hillwood says.
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Visionaries Convene in North Texas to Discuss Supply Chain Innovation
Forward Fort Worth, hosted by Hillwood, brought together both public and private sectors to discuss trends and build partnerships in the mobility industry.
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Hillwood EVP: Dallas-Fort Worth Is Now a ‘Gateway Market’

by | Apr 6, 2022
Hillwood's Bill Burton leads vision and strategy at AllianceTexas, which recently surpassed $100 billion in economic development for the region.

Burton is bullish on the continued growth of the industrial space in Dallas-Fort Worth—and the autonomous tech driving the future in the supply chain. Here's why.
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Ice Cream, Pet Meds, and First Aid Kits are Coming by Wing Drone Delivery to Frisco and Little Elm
by | Apr 4, 2022
Wing—the drone delivery unit of Google parent company Alphabet—is partnering with Blue Bell Creameries, easyvet, and Texas Health Resources on the launch. Wing calls the service "the first in a major U.S. metro area," and aims to offer "6 miles, 6 minutes, free delivery." Wing's test deliveries from Walgreens stores in Frisco and Little Elm graduate to their official launch Thursday as well.
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‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA
by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
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Hillwood and TuSimple Expand Collaboration with Million-SF TuSimple Facility in The MIZ at AllianceTexas
by | Jan 26, 2022
TuSimple has been running operations from its 2.5-acre logistics hub at AllianceTexas since last June. Its huge new MIZ facility will serve as an origin and destination facility for TuSimple's L4 autonomous trucks, with two-way launch and landing pads.
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Hillwood Partners with Alphabet’s Wing to Launch First Commercial Drone Delivery Service in a Major U.S. Metro
Wing will operate a drone delivery facility in Dallas-Fort Worth at the Frisco Station development with a small number of flights starting this week. 
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Alphabet Startup and Walgreens Drone Delivery Service Takes Wing in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Oct 20, 2021
Frisco and Little Elm are the first cities to get a new drone delivery service from Wing, a sister company of Google, and Walgreens. The partners will operate on-demand air deliveries that bring essential items straight to your door.
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Dallas Fintech Names Industry Heavyweights to Advisory Board After Oversubscribed $3.5M Seed Round
by | Oct 20, 2021
Dallas VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke are innovating debt capital delivery at CollateralEdge.

It's a mission: The founders want to reduce the barriers for businesses to access lower-cost bank financing. By partnering with the banks, the founders can solve problems for all stakeholders with their tech solution that's backed by high-powered capital partners.
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