Tarleton State University Powers Up North Central Texas Innovation Engine With NSF Grant; Eyes Award From DoC

by | Sep 24, 2023
Fort Worth's Rupa Iyer is expanding Tarleton State University's research and innovation impact in the region and beyond. The Stephenville university new "GRANTED" initiative picks up momentum following the recent approval of Tarleton's new Biotechnology Institute in downtown Fort Worth.
From left: Ezi Negus, Okigwe Creations; Greer Christian, PureNRG Cycle; Awah Chai, Offworld Coffee; Kimberly Matthews, Holy Rollie Pastry Shop; and moderator Tarsha Hearns, The DEC Network. [Photo: The DEC Network]
Meet Four North Texas Entrepreneurs Who Navigated to Success With SBA’s Community Pilot Program
by | Aug 9, 2023
At the recent Entrepreneur Showcase in Dallas, four emerging startups were spotlighted alongside Biden Cabinet Member Isabella Casillas Guzman, who leads the Small Business Administration, and Mark Madrid, the driving force behind SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I feel like I’ve just been to a TED talk with these entrepreneurs' words of wisdom,” Madrid said at the event powered by Dallas College and The DEC Network.
Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Land Plans Silo-Sited Mixed-Use Project in Prosper
by | Jun 28, 2023
Around 25 miles north of Dallas, the town of Prosper cares about its history. A key feature of Prosper's historic Old Town district is the sight of several tall, wide-bellied grain storage silos from an earlier era. Those idle silos are now slated to play a role in the era to come— thanks to a certain sports team owner in the city to the south.
International Company Is Investing $1B To Build Recycled Paperboard Plant in Waco
by | Feb 9, 2023
The announcement by Atlanta-based Graphic Packaging International is Waco's largest economic development announcement to date. CEO Mike Doss says his company is investing in a recycling pulper for the facility that can transform '15 million paper cups a day" into "high-quality, low-cost coated recycled paperboard."