Mattie Parker

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Elected Chair of Regional Transportation Council

Johnson County Commissioner Rick Bailey also was elected vice chair for the 2024-2025 term, and Lewisville Councilmember Brandon Jones will assume the duties of secretary for the next year. The newly elected officers will serve in their positions through June 2025, guiding the region's transportation policies and initiatives.
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AllianceTexas at 35: How a Pioneering Vision Led to a $120 Billion Game Changer
by | Feb 8, 2024
When Ross Perot Jr. and Mike Berry were in their mid-20s, they set out to defy skeptics and fast-track a first-of-its-kind industrial airport in North Fort Worth. Today, AllianceTexas stands as a 27,000-acre global nexus fueled by that same trailblazing spirit—and public-private collaboration on a grand scale.
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Panthera BioSolutions Opens ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’ Facility in Fort Worth
by | Jan 17, 2024
Panthera said its new flagship manufacturing facility, located in the heart of the emerging North Texas life sciences hub, is uniquely positioned to deliver "best-in-class services for innovators, startups, and established companies alike."
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The Last Word: LG’s Alec Jang on Empowering Clean Energy and Local Jobs with New EV Charger Facility in Fort Worth
by | Jan 16, 2024
LG’s new 100,000-square-foot Fort Worth plant will have an annual capacity of 12,000 units, while operating with “100% green power,” the company said, adding that it will bring “dozens of new tech jobs” to North Texas—reinforcing LG’s commitment to the region as an innovation and manufacturing hub of the future.
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Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Wraps Another Successful Year at 2023 Demo Day

The audience was spirited, cheering from their seats and giving each entrepreneur a standing ovation as they approached the stage. This was no “TED talk” … it was the Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth pitch and demo night—a showcase of innovation and demonstration of lessons learned in the accelerator. 

“A lot of them have deals with customers in the North Texas area,” said Techstars Fort Worth Managing Director Trey Bowles....

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California DrinkPAK’s Texas‑Sized Plan: 1,000 Jobs to Pour Into Beverage Maker’s Fort Worth Expansion
Two massive facilities will cover more ground than 48 football fields in Fort Worth. With 2.8 million square feet of space where thousands of drinks from energy shots to cold brews will be made, DrinkPAK is pouring opportunity into North Texas.
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Hillwood Just Bought an Entire City Block in Downtown Fort Worth for Its First-Ever Project There
by | Oct 25, 2023
Thirty-five years after developing Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport and after decades of booming economic impact at AllianceTexas, Dallas-based Hillwood is making its first-ever play in the Panther City's downtown district.
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DFW Airport Unveils Updated Renderings of Terminals C and F at ‘State of the Airport’ Event
by | Oct 3, 2023
In a 2023 "State of the Airport" presentation, DFW Airport said it contributes an estimated $38 billion in direct and indirect payroll support, $24 billion in visitor spending, and about $5 billion in state and local tax revenue each year. The airport also unveiled new renderings of Terminal F and upgrades for Terminal C.
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The Last Word: JLL’s Todd Burnette On How Fast Fort Worth is Expanding — ‘Even By Texas’ Standards’

$2.3 billion in real estate projects are in the pipeline or currently under construction in Fort Worth, said Todd Burnette, Managing Director at JLL, drawing parallels to Austin in the Wall Street Journal.
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Groundbreaking: Fortune 500 Company Joins Texas A&M Fort Worth’s Landmark Campus Project
Dignitaries dug in today at the groundbreaking for Texas A&M Fort Worth. Construction will begin with the $150 million Law & Education Building, part of a three-building urban research campus. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp says the campus will be "a magnet for economic growth for the North Texas region.”
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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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Fort Worth’s City Hall Bitcoin Mine Went Viral—and Companies Nationwide Have Taken Notice
by | Nov 2, 2022
In April, Mayor Mattie Parker turned on three Bitcoin mining machines in Fort Worth City Hall. Since then, the six-month pilot has netted the city $1,019.31. But the real payoff came when the story swept the country—and companies in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey took interest. “We tallied nearly 753 million media impressions from this project, which has now branded our city as innovative on a global scale," says Carlo Capua, the city's chief of strategy and innovation.
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Gamified Exercise, Medical Devices, and More: 10 Startups Bring Their Ideas to Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator

by | Sep 15, 2022
The inaugural Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator is kicking off with 10 startups who come from all over the map—from Dallas to cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. They'll be taking up residence in Fort Worth for an "intensive" 13-week mentorship program that makes each eligible for $120,000 in seed funding from the UNT Health Science Center and Goff Capital. “We believe that Fort Worth can become the physical health innovation capital of the world, and this is an incredible next step to making that vision a reality,” says Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, president of UNT HSC.
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The Last Word: American Airlines CEO Robert Isom on Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker’s Podcast
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker is back with her Go Time podcast after a summer break—and her first fall episode is a chat with American Airlines CEO Robert Isom.  One of the things that came up: American's $350 million, 300-acre Fort Worth headquarters campus, which opened in 2019 after a project more than five years in the making.
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The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Techstars’ Fort Worth Program Puts Out Last Call for Applicants Ahead of Fall Accelerator
by | May 3, 2022
The Techstars Physical Health accelerator has an application deadline of May 11 for its 13-week program this fall, where 10 companies will be eligible to receive up to $120,000 in seed funding capital from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Goff Capital, in addition to mentorship and programming.
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Fort Worth’s Panther Island Dream Gets More Real with $403M Federal Funding
by | Jan 21, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to spend $403 million on the final design and build of a 1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel, which will reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth—and create Panther Island. Fort Worth hopes the 800-acre island will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district, connecting downtown Fort Worth to the city’s cultural district and the Stockyards.
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