Economic Development Update
July 26, 2023
The Connection this month features an update to our previous interactive map showcasing the origin of UT Dallas freshmen across the state of Texas. This data, displayed by district, helps illustrate the wide range and background of our students and can serve as a powerful tool for individuals interested in engaging with students before they even arrive.
Westwood, a multi-discipline engineering firm with over 1,600 employees nationwide, has announced that they will be moving their headquarters from Minnesota to Plano by the end of the year. The company, which operates in a wide variety of market segments including energy storage, EV infrastructure, and aviation to name a few, already has a robust presence throughout Dallas-Fort Worth with approximately 200 employees between them.
To learn more about the company and announcement please read the full story on the WFAA website.
McKinney National Airport is set to open a new 17,000 square foot air center in August, which will be a one stop shop for planes providing fuel, storage, and concierge services for pilots and passengers. Included in these services are Class-A space for passengers and crews with offices, conference rooms, and waiting areas while visiting the airport. The move is set to bolster the revenue generated by the site and increase the overall economic impact of the airport to the wider community.
For more information, please visit The Dallas Morning News.
We are happy to fulfill customized data requests for our North Texas economic development partners and to connect your organization with resources and contacts at UT Dallas that could lead to mutual economic development partnerships.
Please reach out to F&ED to learn how your organization can partner with UT Dallas.
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