Category Archives: Economic Development

Urban Union Celebrated as New Downtown Hot Spot

Dodson Development broke ground a little more than one year ago on his Urban Union project, transforming a collection of dilapidated businesses along Front Street into new hot spot in downtown Arlington. On Thursday, Arlington community and business leaders and a few hundred customers celebrated the grand opening of the Urban…

Arlington Celebrates Texas Live! Groundbreaking

The City of Arlington, the Texas Rangers and the team’s development partner, The Cordish Companies, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Texas Live! entertainment complex on Wednesday. The milestone ceremony for the $250 million world-class development was held on the project site in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Texas Live! will house more than…

Arlington City Council Approves Economic Incentives for UPS Regional Hub

The Arlington City Council has approved tax incentives to help United Parcel Service, Inc., open a regional hub in early 2019, a move that would bring an estimated 1,400 full-time jobs and fill one of the city’s largest warehouse/industrial spaces.UPS will lease approximately 1 million square feet of space under construction at…

New ‘Home Plate Update’ Keeps Citizens Informed on Rangers Ballpark, Texas Live!

The Home Plate Update is a quarterly publication dedicated to informing citizens about everything happening with the new Texas Rangers ballpark and Texas Live! development in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Last November, the residents of Arlington overwhelming approved an extension of the City’s sales tax to cover half of the $1 billion Texas Rangers…

Arlington Launches Texas Rangers Ballpark, Texas Live! Websites

Ballpark architecture, barbecue, and mechanical bulls – Arlington’s Entertainment District is generating lots of buzz with announcements related to the future $1 billion Texas Rangers retractable-roof, climate-controlled stadium and the adjacent Texas Live! entertainment complex. Keep up with all the news happening on these transformative projects, including key announcements like HKS,…

Arlington GM Assembly Set to Become First Plant Operating Entirely on Wind Energy

Arlington’s General Motors Assembly is set to become the first plant operating entirely on wind energy. By 2018, the plant’s dream of meeting all of its electricity needs with wind power will be complete. Business leaders from General Motors and the U. S. wind energy industry met in Arlington in February to mark…

Flagship PBR Country Bar Latest Announcement for Texas Live!

The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) today announced the flagship PBR country bar in the United States will open in Texas Live! in Arlington in 2018. The announcement was made at AT&T Stadium, where PBR’s Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy event will take place on Saturday for the eighth consecutive…

New Hilton Garden Inn Opens Near Arlington Highlands

Business travelers and South Arlington residents seeking hotel accommodations for out-of-town friends and family have a new option along Interstate 20. A 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington South opened January 31, 2017, near the Arlington Highlands shopping center, west of Collins Street. The Hilton Garden Inn hotel features The Garden Grille &…

HKS Selected to Design New Texas Rangers Ballpark for Arlington

The Texas Rangers today announced that HKS, Inc., has been selected to design the new ballpark to be built in Arlington, as the project moves closer to another dream getting done in The American Dream City. The new ballpark, which is being built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and…

Arlington Prepares to Welcome Lincoln Square’s Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) is nearing completion of its newest crowd-pleasing theater complex in The American Dream City’s Lincoln Square that will create more than 200 jobs. SMG Lincoln Square will mark the Dallas-based chain’s 25th location nationwide and its 13th in Texas, further expanding the industry-leading company’s brand and track…