Category Archives: Economic Development

101 Center Project Set to Bring Innovation, Excitement to Downtown Arlington

City officials and members of the Arlington community were on hand for today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the City Center redevelopment project, named 101 Center. The mixed-use project, located at the northeast intersection of Abram and Center streets in Downtown Arlington, is a partnership between the city and a private development group headed by…

‘The American Dream City’ is Ideal Home for Dallas Cowboys

Are you ready for some professional football?On Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys will play their first home preseason game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the Minnesota Vikings. This will be the Cowboys’ seventh season playing in AT&T Stadium, which has become of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. Thanks to the…

Blue Apron to Open Arlington Fulfillment Center

New York-based startup Blue Apron, a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service, is opening a new fulfillment center in The American Dream City as a way of reaching even more customers. According to Blue Apron, the company plans to hire around 250 full-time employees with the launch of the new Arlington…

Mindy Lu’s Pies: A Slice of the American Dream

Mindy Lu’s has been living the American Dream in Arlington by making pies for almost 40 years. The pies are found in retail outlets and restaurants throughout the Southwest. Flavors include Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Chocolate, Peach, Pineapple, Lemon, Very Berry, and Strawberry Cheesecake. It’s a family-run business with three generations involved in making…

Arlington Chamber of Commerce to Host Governor’s Small Business Forum

Arlington Chamber of Commerce  will host the Governor’s Small Business Forum (GSBF) at the Arlington at the Convention Center on Wednesday October 29, 2014. GSBF, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Arlington Chamber and local partners, is designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills,…

American Dream City: Chevy Suburban Turns 80

This month, the Chevy Suburban turns 80 years old. According to NBC News, that makes the Suburban the “oldest, longest running automobile nameplate in the world.”Arlington’s General Motors plant is the sole production facility in the country for the Suburban and all of the other SUVs the company produces including…

Dallas Cowboys Call ‘The American Dream City’ Home

Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will kick off their 2014 season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the Cowboys sixth season playing in AT&T Stadium. Construction on the stadium started in late 2006 after Arlington voters approved a bond referendum totaling $325 million to help…

Texas Receives High Marks for Corporate Development

The state of Texas has won recognition for a second year in a row for a strong business climate. The 2011 Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup rankings has Texas as number two behind Ohio, according to a news release issued March 1 by Conway Data, Inc. Texas had 464 development projects in…

GM Announces $200 Million Expansion

General Motors announced Tuesday morning that the Arlington assembly plant will be the home to a new sheet metal stamping facility. Less than a year after launching a $331 million expansion to build the next generation of full-size sport utility vehicles, GM is pumping another $200 million into the Arlington assembly plant. The new…