Ross Perot Jr.

Dallas Fed’s Lorie Logan Credits Entrepreneurship, a Welcoming Attitude, and ‘Young, Skilled, Diverse’ Labor Force for Region’s ‘Growth Premium’

by | Feb 12, 2024
But in a keynote talk with Perot Group Chairman Ross Perot Jr. at the Tarrant Transportation Summit, the president and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank cites supply chain and cybersecurity risks, as well as challenges around affordable housing and childcare.
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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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North Texas Continues to Bowl Over Barriers to Boost Cricket’s U.S. Popularity
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA from June 1 to June 29. The first match? USA vs. Canada, right here at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium. Here's a look at how North Texas has suddenly become a global hotbed for cricket—with two U.S. leagues, cricket entertainment venues, and more.
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Venture Titans Gather at Circle T Ranch to Power North Texas’ ‘Next-Level’ Growth
by | Nov 9, 2023
The exclusive Circle T Ranch reception—an annual highlight of the Venture Dallas franchise—drew founders and funders for pivotal connections and conversations. But the headliner unfolded on stage as Anurag Jain, Hill Perot, and Brendan Gaffey strategized the future of the startup and venture ecosystem in North Texas.
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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.  
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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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UP.Summit Recap: The Future of Mobility, from Flying Cars to ‘Ziplined’ Sandwiches to Aerial Wildland Firefighting
by | Oct 6, 2023
The three-day, invitation-only 2023 Up.Summit wrapped up today at the Perot family's Circle T Ranch in Westlake. Here are some of the flying cars, autonomous dump trucks, drone-show drones, and "neighborhood electric vehicles" showcased at the summit—which was attended by global CEOs, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and VCs seeking to get in on the ground floor of the future of mobility.
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Major League Cricket Announces 2023 Season Schedule, With First-Ever Match in Grand Prairie July 13
by | Jun 13, 2023
The Texas Super Kings are getting ready to swing their bats, bowl their best, and take some wicked wickets. In other words, what North Texans hope will be the top team in Major League Cricket is poised for play on the league's premier cricket venue in Grand Prairie. And now they know their whole 2023 schedule—and the league's as well. See why July 13 will become a famous date in DFW sports history—and why July 30 will make headlines worldwide.
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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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North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame To Induct 2 Visionaries in 2023
by | Dec 9, 2022

The North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame will welcome two visionaries in 2023, Ray W. Washburne, president of Highland Park Village, and Rex Glendenning, founder and owner of Rex Real Estate.

Former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will receive the Industry Service Award for her contributions advancing the commercial real estate industry through her efforts in economic development, mobility, infrastructure and private-public partnerships....

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Anurag Jain Shares the Seven Trends Shaping Innovation and His Investment Strategy
by | Nov 8, 2022
Anurag Jain and longtime business partner Ross Perot Jr. talked about the region's high growth with a roundup of innovators and investors at Circle T Ranch in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development. The VIP reception was the prelude to the 2022 Venture Dallas conference—and one of the most coveted invitations in town.
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Tech Talk and ‘Meaningful Connections’: 10 Takeaways From Venture Dallas 2022
by | Nov 7, 2022
At last week's Venture Dallas conference, more than 400 VCs, angel investors, startups, and business leaders gathered for a showcase of North Texas' entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem. Here's a look at the highlights—from Troy Aikman saying "There are no shortcuts" to Alto Founder Will Coleman on the power of doing "the opposite" to Mark Cuban's "ready, fire, aim" approach. “Regions like Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, we’re the model for the rest of the nation on how to get things done," Ross Perot Jr. said at the conference kickoff.
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Venture Dallas Brings ‘the Premier Venture Capital Conference in North Texas’ to George W. Bush Presidential Center this November

by | Oct 4, 2022
Venture Dallas 2022—a full-day conference to be held Nov. 3 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center—will connect investors from all over the U.S with the “best founders in our region” with the goal of sparking “collisions” and “meaningful connections," co-founder Aaron Pierce says. He adds that those could potentially lead to fundings—and successful exits. Here's a look at why the North Texas startup and VC scene is hopping, and what Venture Dallas 2022 could mean for you.
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Local Investors Anurag Jain and Ross Perot Jr. Help Bring Major League Cricket to North Texas and Beyond
by | May 23, 2022
The investors joined Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others committing a total of $120 million to the MLC. Noted sports architect HKS is designing a "world-class" Major League Cricket stadium in Grand Prairie. Upon completion early next year, it's expected to be the leading venue for cricket in the U.S., the MLC says.
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Follow the Money: Plano Telehealth Startup Raises $14.1M, Southlake VC Raising Two New Funds, Unleashed Brands Looks for a Buyer, Bishop Cider Buys Two Local Brewers, and More
by | May 23, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group, and James Latinsky, MP Materials co-founder and CEO a the site of MP Materials new U.S. magnet factory at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth.
Construction Begins in Fort Worth on America’s First Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Facility
Through a long-term agreement with General Motors, MP Materials is bringing its MP Magnets division to AllianceTexas and today began building a new, 200,000-square-foot rare earth magnetics and materials manufacturing facility.

The goal: Reshore this critical component for America's EV batteries, robots, drones, defense systems, and other tech. “We’ll bring the supply chain home,” MP's CEO promised today.
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