Category Archives: Business

Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor Announce Wage Increase

Articles Six Flags Over Texas 03-04-16

Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor in Arlington announced a wage increase affecting more than 90 percent of its team members. The increase from $7.25 per hour to up to $9 per hour went into effect on Monday, June 13.“Our team members are our most important asset,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over…

New ‘Business Over Breakfast’ Event Focuses on Overcoming Workforce Issues

Articles Business Over Breakfast 06-16-16 02

Local businesses can learn about available workforce resources and best practices in workforce management at the upcoming Business Over Breakfast event in Arlington. The City of Arlington, TMAC, and Workforce Solutions are hosting the event, which will focus on overcoming workforce issues. The breakfast will take place at 7:30 a. m. on Thursday,…

Rangers Public-Private Partnership & More in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

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Last month, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement outlining a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark. The new stadium, if approved by Arlington voters this November, could bring an annual economic impact of $77.5 million for Arlington and $137.6 million for…

City of Arlington Considers Public-Private Partnership with Texas Rangers for New Ballpark

Articles Ballpark 05-20-16

The Arlington City Council will consider designating a venue project and authorizing a master agreement for a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers at its Tuesday, May 24 evening meeting. If approved, the Council action will allow the City of Arlington to begin the steps required to hold an election this…

American Dream City Draws About 10 Million Visitors Each Year

Articles Entertainment District 11-24-15

There’s no doubt that the American Dream City has tourism in its DNA. From bringing Major League Baseball here 44 years ago to the opening of AT&T Stadium in 2009, tourism has had an impact on our City. Arlington, the 7th largest city in Texas, is home to Six Flags Over…

GM, Arlington Commons Receive Top Honors at ‘Dallas Business Journal’ Awards Banquet

Articles Arlington Commons 03-04-16

Two Arlington businesses were named winners Thursday night in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2015. General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which announced a $1.4 billion investment last year, won the Best Community Impact Deal honor. The overhaul, one of GM’s largest single investments in a U. S. manufacturing facility, will expand the Arlington plant…

Straumann, Global Leader in Dental Prosthetics, Doubles Its Arlington Production Site

Articles Straumann 04-29-16 01

Straumann Manufacturing, a global leader in dental prosthetics, recently completed expansion of its only North American production facility, located right here in Arlington. Besides agreeing to add 12 new jobs, the dental implant manufacturing company doubled its facility. Straumann now leases the entire 27,000-square-foot building at 916 113th Street in the Great…

Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Recipients

Articles Chamber Small Business 04-22-16

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced today the recipients of the 2016 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards. FOR-PROFIT CATEGORYMahrouq Enterprises International, Inc. (MEI) – Having started as an auto export business in 1999, MEI has grown to serve multiple business segments including: auto sales, auto…

GM, Arlington Commons Named Finalists in ‘Best Real Estate Deals’ List

Articles Arlington Commons 03-04-16

Two Arlington businesses were named finalists Friday in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2015. General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which announced a $1.4 billion investment last year, was the sole finalist for the Community Impact Deal honor. Arlington Commons was one of two finalists named for the Suburban…