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Big Demand Meets Tight Supply: JLL’s 2023 North American Data Center Report

by | Feb 29, 2024
If data centers are the bricks holding society together, then the power that operates them is the mortar, according to JLL’s new H2 2023 North American Data Center Report. Here's why demand has stayed strong, why supply has tightened, and why ChatGPT uses "roughly as much power as 33,000 households."
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Fast-Growing North Texas City Bolsters ‘All-Stars’ Team With New Deputy City Manager
by | Feb 28, 2024
John Land most recently served as the Interim city manager for the City of Farmers Branch, where he played a key role in its balanced scorecard performance measurement system. His development expertise also led to "innovative spaces" such as Mustang Station Restaurant Park and The Grove Outdoor Entertainment Venue," Princeton said.
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New York’s Star Mountain Capital Adds Managing Director to Dallas Office in Contined Expansion
by | Feb 23, 2024
Warren DeKinder has more than 30 years of leadership experience advising and recommending strategic investment solutions to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutions and private clients, Star Mountain said.
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All Charged Up: LG Opens Its First U.S. EV Charger Factory in Fort Worth
by | Jan 12, 2024
LG's 100,000-SF Fort Worth plant will begin assembling Level 2 EV chargers this month, with Level 3 chargers following this spring and ultra-fast chargers rolling out later this year. Fort Worth Chamber CEO Steve Montgomery called the opening "a prime example of our city’s commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology."
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City of Fort Worth Joins North Texas Innovation Alliance

by | Nov 6, 2023
The NTXIA said that Fort Worth's coming on board signifies "a major step" toward the city's continued commitment to enhancing quality of life, safety, public health, and welfare of residents in the region through "a data-driven approach." The Panther City joins more than 40 municipalities, agencies, corporations, and academic institutions already in the alliance.
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Fluor Signs On To Help Create ‘World’s First Industrial-Scale’ Sodium-Ion Battery Production Facility in Sweden
by | Oct 26, 2023
Irving-based Fluor and Altris AB will work to advance a next-gen alternative to lithium-ion batteries, which contain toxic metals and require complex recycling. By contrast, sodium-ion batteries are safer and made mostly of salt, wood, iron, and air. Another big plus: Sodium is 500 times more abundant than lithium.
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Next-Level Loyalty: Canada’s PUG Interactive Expands into Texas with a Game-Changing Play in Brand Engagement
by | Oct 25, 2023
Emerging from stealth in North Texas after 10+ years of R&D in Canada, PUG Interactive is out to prove there's a better way for brands to engage people. "Dallas-Fort Worth is the birthplace of loyalty," says Steve Bocska, PUG's CEO. "We're disrupting loyalty. What better place to do it than where loyalty was created?"
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‘UP’ in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott Courts Tech Innovators at Transportation Summit
by | Oct 9, 2023
The invitation-only UP.Summit at the Perot family's Circle T Ranch in Westlake brought together minds, money, and mobility tech from around the world last week. UP.Partners' "moving world" ecosystem also includes a VC arm investing in transportation tech companies "that make you say, 'Hell yes!'" and a venture lab ranked No. 7 in Fast Company.
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TCU’s Coast-to-Coast Art Campaign Comes Home to Fort Worth

by | Sep 22, 2023
Texas Christian University unveiled a new mural in Fort Worth, capping off a nationwide public art project celebrating the school's 150th anniversary. The mural was designed by 2023 TCU graduate Natalie Neale and envisions the university's impact over the next 150 years.
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Nextdoor Co‑Founder Nirav Tolia on Creating Community, Building Teams, and Learning From Failure
by | Sep 21, 2023
During Dallas Startup Week, the entrepreneur and executive—a Highland Park resident who Yahoo employee No. 84 before founding multiple tech companies—said "successes will spawn more successes" in the North Texas startup ecosystem.
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