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Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Recognized by TEDC for Vitro Expansion Project

September 25, 2017

John Ingle, Times Record News When it comes to economic development, there are no guarantees that a specific project will go through. That was certainly the case when the cities of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett were putting together economic development incentive packages for Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG. Their collective hard work not only landed … Continue reading Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Recognized by TEDC for Vitro Expansion Project

WPT Receives SHARP Award From U.S. Department of Labor

September 21, 2017

Wichita Falls, Texas – September 7, 2017: WPT Power Corporation, a mechanical power transmission manufacturer, announced today that it has been awarded the distinguished Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes small business employers who implement and continuously improve effective safety … Continue reading WPT Receives SHARP Award From U.S. Department of Labor

Quarter 2, 2017 Cost of Living Index Release

September 6, 2017

COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE Among the 253 urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2017 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX. The Cost of Living … Continue reading Quarter 2, 2017 Cost of Living Index Release

Chantex Gets Approved

September 6, 2017

A local Wichita Falls company kept its promise to bring new jobs to the area and they are now seeking another expansion. The Wichita Falls City Council approved $168,750 Tuesday for Chantex Manufacturing Inc. to put toward their $711,000 project. The project was approved by the 4A Wichita Falls Economic Development Corp. last week. The … Continue reading Chantex Gets Approved

The Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2017

August 16, 2017

smartasset.com (Derek Miller) August 15, 2017 You probably picture San Jose or San Francisco when you picture tech cities. But with the cost of living in the Bay Area sky rocketing, the generous benefits tech workers receive may no longer feel like a lot. The good news is that tech jobs are booming in places … Continue reading The Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2017

Wichita Falls Named Best Cities To Live In On A $100,000 Salary

August 15, 2017

These Are the Best (and Worst) Cities to Live in on a $100,000 Salary Fortune.com (Nicolas Rapp, Anne VanderMey) Jul 27, 2017 Wealth is relative: In some rural American locales, a six-figure paycheck can purchase a lavish lifestyle. In others, it doesn’t cover expenses. Comparison loan-shopping site MagnifyMoney looked at the cost of living in 381 … Continue reading Wichita Falls Named Best Cities To Live In On A $100,000 Salary

The Career Education Center makes its debut

August 15, 2017

Times Record News (senior editor/reporter Lana Sweeten-Shults) Slightly egg-shaped chairs. Green accent walls. A “learning stair.” Twenty-six cosmetology stations. A glowing audio-visual room with green curtain. Concrete pads on which to build a house. A robotics and engineering area. A medical microbiology course. One thing’s for sure. The Wichita Falls ISD’s new $28 million Career … Continue reading The Career Education Center makes its debut

Vitro begins work on $55 million project

May 9, 2017

After four years of behind-the-scenes work, Vitro Architectural Glass will soon begin construction on a new facility and jumbo coater that will make the plant north of Wichita Falls the “shining star” in the company. Plant manager Bill Haley said the $55 million project has been a long-time coming. “This would not have happened without the support … Continue reading Vitro begins work on $55 million project

Downtown Wichita Falls hotel plan takes next step

April 12, 2017

The city of Wichita Falls continues to move closer to bringing a new DoubleTree hotel to downtown. Monday the 4B Board received progress presentations on the hotel and convention center. They also reached an agreement for more parking areas to be built. The current design allows for 150 rooms with space to add 100 more … Continue reading Downtown Wichita Falls hotel plan takes next step

Career Education Center

April 12, 2017

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – The Wichita Falls Independent School District’s board members got an update on the Career Education Center at Tuesday’s Special Session. Peter Griffiths, WFISD’s Associate Superintendent, said things are moving along and Oncor should have the building’s power on this week. Griffiths said even though the electricity was expected to be … Continue reading Career Education Center