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Economic Development Update

April 17, 2024

DFW Labor Market Update. A section of code. Photo Credit: Walkator on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/photos/klMii3cR9iI]

February Labor Statistics

From January to February, the DFW labor market gained 19,700 jobs, or 0.47% of its labor force. Primary gains in employment were felt most in the professional and business services sector which grew by 1.5%, adding 11,700 jobs. This was followed by the public sector, which finished with 5,400 more positions than last month, a growth of 1.1%.

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DFW Labor Market Update

New Program Launch

The City of Richardson has launched a new initiative meant to foster economic development. Intended to assist small businesses, the program allows the city to complement federal grant money with up to an additional $150,000. “We’re willing to put resources into entrepreneurship,” said City Manager Don Magner. “In return, we hope that [entrepreneurs] see the strong community we are and want to stay here.”

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Grocery Chain Continues to Rise

Grocery store chain H-E-B representatives and Forth Worth city officials celebrated the opening of the chain’s fifth outlet in the DFW metroplex. The new location is 128,650 square-feet and employs about 750 people. City Mayor Mattie Parker noted: “There are now over 250,000 people just north of [I-]820,” further adding that “It is incredibly important to me and my council colleagues … to make sure that every single resident, regardless of where you live, you feel connected …”.

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New Plant Coming to Town

Post, the cereal giant behind Fruity Pebbles and Honey Bunches of Oats, is set to open a new manufacturing facility in the city of Wilmer, near Dallas. The 1.1 million square-foot facility may be the single largest industrial lease the region has seen this year, according to researchers at CoStar Group Inc.

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New Move for Big Company

Graze Inc, a California-based autonomous lawn mowing company, has recently announced it plans to move its headquarters and research and development center to Plano. “The city’s commitment to innovation and accessibility makes it a fitting choice for a company dedicated to pushing the boundaries of robotics and automation.” noted Plano Mayor John Muns.

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