Category Archives: Economic Development

97,000 Truck Loads of Dirt: Crews Begin Excavating Globe Life Field Site in Arlington

The excavation for the future Globe Life Field began on Monday on the eastern part of the project site, which is located in what was formerly the Lot B parking lot. The excavation is being overseen by Manhattan Construction Company, the general contractor of the project. Crews will work 24 hours…

Arlington, Texas Rangers Celebrate Groundbreaking of Future Globe Life Field

The City of Arlington and Texas Rangers on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of a $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark that will draw tens thousands of fans to the Entertainment District year-round and keep the Texas Rangers playing here for decades to come. Mayor Jeff Williams and Arlington City Council members, Texas Rangers…

Summit Racing Equipment Opens in Arlington to Car Enthusiasts’ Delight

Rain couldn’t stop the celebration of Summit Racing Equipment’s newest facility Thursday. The ribbon cutting marked the opening of the company’s fourth and largest location, and Arlington’s facility is outfitted with warehouse space, a retail super store and a customer support center. Mechanics and car enthusiasts have been waiting with eager…

From Vietnam to Arlington, David Dang Embodies the American Dream

David Dang left Vietnam in 1978 to pursue his American Dream. After spending some time in New York and California, Dang arrived in Texas in 1997. Dang bought Ben Thanh Plaza in 2011 and saw an immediate opportunity to expand the property to create something special for East Arlington.“East Arlington Renewal…

GM Logistics Center, Drury Plaza Hotel Highlighted in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Earlier this summer, General Motors and the City of Arlington celebrated the groundbreaking of the future Arlington Automotive Logistics Center. The $250 million redevelopment project, being constructed on the former Six Flags Mall site at Division Street and State Highway 360, is expected to bring hundreds of new, good-paying jobs to…

Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features New Texas Rangers Ballpark Renderings

A week before officially breaking ground on Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers and HKS released revised renderings of the $1.1 billion ballpark planned for Arlington’s Entertainment District. Featured in the latest edition of Home Plate Update, these renderings offer glimpses of architectural design elements such as the retractable roof, soaring…

Texas Rangers, HKS Release Revised Renderings of Globe Life Field

The Texas Rangers and HKS released revised renderings of the new $1.1 billion Globe Life Field, providing glimpses of design elements such as the retractable roof, soaring brick arches that line the concourse and seating configurations that place fans even on the upper decks closer to the field. The renderings, which…

Ask the Experts: Cordish Companies Chairman David Cordish Talks Texas Live!

The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to The Cordish Companies Chairman David Cordish about the $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex under construction in The American Dream City. Texas Live!, anchored by the Live! by Loews hotel, is part of a $4 billion vision for the Arlington Entertainment…

Patrick Lane, Founder of Lane Boots, Brings Entrepreneurial Dreams to Arlington

The American Dream is alive and well for Patrick Lane. He is the founder of Lane Boots, a popular custom made boot manufacturer focused on developing fashion-forward styles and offerings for women. The headquarters for Lane Boots is located at Avenue G in Arlington, along with Mozaic and Endygo, two other…

Texas Rangers Secure Funding for New Ballpark in Arlington

The Texas Rangers announced this week that it will fund at least $100 million more than initially expected for the new Rangers ballpark, which now has a total estimated cost of $1.1 billion. On August 21, the Rangers secured a loan for its contribution toward the public-private project approved by Arlington…