Category Archives: Economic Development

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) announced today 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…

GM Financial Announces $35 Million Addition to Arlington Operations Center

General Motors Financial today announced the completion of a new addition to its Arlington Operations Center campus in Arlington, Texas, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured remarks from State Sen. Brian Birdwell, State Rep. Chris Turner, City of Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and GM Financial President and CEO Dan Berce.…

Bruce Payne Named on D Magazine’s List of ‘Most Powerful Business Leaders’

City of Arlington Economic Development Manager Bruce Payne has been named as one of the 500 most powerful business leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area by D Magazine. D Magazine describes the list and criteria for The Dallas 500 on its website: “The editors of D CEO present the most powerful…

Champions Park Development On Track to Open in Early 2017

Construction for the first phase of the $30 million Champions Park development is well underway, pointing to a January 2017 opening for residents and visitors to explore in The American Dream City. The 54,000-square-foot complex from Greenway Investment Co. will feature four restaurant/retail buildings at the northeast corner of Interstate 30 and…