North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

North Texas is going all-in for hyperloop, as the region hopes to become a frontrunner at incorporating the groundbreaking transportation technology. Virgin Hyperloop One assures it can transport commuters and cargos at speeds up to 670 miles per hour. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) wants Virgin Hyperloop One to bring that technology… Continue reading North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

Park Place Dealerships sold to Georgia-based retailer in $1B transaction

Park Place Dealerships has reached a $1 billion all-cash agreement to sell its franchise dealerships to a Georgia-based automotive retailer. Asbury Automotive Group Inc. will acquire 14 of the luxury car dealer’s locations. All dealerships are located in Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, except one Jaguar/Land Rover dealership in Austin. The $1 billion sell-off is all-cash and… Continue reading Park Place Dealerships sold to Georgia-based retailer in $1B transaction

DFW consumers expected to spend more than national average this holiday season

Christmas comes but once a year. And, retailers are banking on Dallas-Fort Worth’s shopping spree this holiday season. DFW shoppers are expected to spend $1,502 per household during this holiday season, according to a newly released report by Deloitte. The expenditure is slightly higher than the national average of $1,496 and the South average of… Continue reading DFW consumers expected to spend more than national average this holiday season

Mercedes-Benz Financial brings motivation with art at new building

Unlike most other office spaces, the interior walls of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA Business Center hang more than simply motivational quote posters and landscape paintings. The walls have actual works of art. The built-to-suit, four-story building in AllianceTexas houses a year-round art exhibit, “Experiencing Perspectives.” Mercedes-Benz Financial Services partners with Southern Methodist University and Texas… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Financial brings motivation with art at new building

Fort Worth company making technological strides with electric motors

Brad Hunstable, a Texas-native and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, previously built a video streaming platform called Ustream, which he sold to IBM for $150 million. Now, with the help of a technology invented by his father Fred Hunstable, he has developed an entire new family of electric motors, Hunstable… Continue reading Fort Worth company making technological strides with electric motors

Inaugural Beck School of Construction class graduates

Beck School of Construction grads Brian Chatman

A partnership program between the City of Fort Worth and the architecture and construction firm The Beck Group held a graduation on Nov. 5. The inaugural class of the Beck School of Construction graduated and were recognized in a graduation ceremony at Fort Worth City Hall on Tuesday. The ceremony featured a presentation from Mayor… Continue reading Inaugural Beck School of Construction class graduates

Sparkyard plan aims to grow Fort Worth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Although Fort Worth is the 13th most populous city in the nation, the city does not have a palpable business image as compared to other larger cities, like how San Francisco is known for technology or New York for finance. It’s a question that has been asked at at the University of North Texas Health… Continue reading Sparkyard plan aims to grow Fort Worth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The changing face of construction: Laminack becomes first female president of GFWBA

Heather Ferrier Laminack is the fourth generation in her family to specialize in construction and the first woman to be named president of the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association. How did she get there? In 1882, a young stonemason from Scotland immigrated to the U.S. in search of better opportunities for his family. Alexander Ferrier’s… Continue reading The changing face of construction: Laminack becomes first female president of GFWBA

SiNaCa Studios artist creating Near Southside project

Magnolia Avenue in Near Southside is about to get a facelift of the artistic kind. Fort Worth Art Commission recently selected local artist Clifton Crofford to as the artist for the Magnolia Avenue public art project, for which the City of Fort Worth had allocated $229,620 more than a dozen years ago. The selection came… Continue reading SiNaCa Studios artist creating Near Southside project