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OCT 26, 2023
Hillwood, the Perot real estate company that developed AllianceTexas, has acquired a full city block in downtown Fort Worth. The mostly vacant property sits just north of the future Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus.
SEP 27, 2023
Plans for the Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus are picking up pace after the Fort Worth Research and Innovation Local Government Corporation Tuesday approved a scope of work with the project’s developer for a Research & Innovation Building.
AUG 10, 2023
With an estimated $2.5 billion in the development pipeline, downtown Fort Worth is set to begin a new period of construction that will reshape the area for the next decade.
JUN 22, 2023
The new campus will seek to nurture job growth in North Texas by addressing workforce needs through collaboration with area industries.
Press releases from the Texas A&M System.
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is exploring participation with the new campus.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday almost doubled the construction budget—from $85 million to $150 million—for Phase One of the Texas A&M-Fort Worth urban research campus.
Construction on the first building will begin this summer.
City leaders approved a multi-step financing plan to make dreams of a $350 million downtown Texas A&M University campus a reality for Fort Worth on Tuesday night.
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It’s one of those things that cities and universities don’t get to that often come together and create something that we believe is gonna be a special as it is. Not for just the students. That’s easy. It’s for the industry. It’s for the things that I do believe we will be able to bring to the city of Fort Worth in the businesses that call this town their home.”
Regent, The Texas A&M University System
A top-10 public research institution ensures Fort Worth’s future is rooted in the next economy driven by an educated workforce, whether it be lawyers, engineers, health care professionals or technology workers whose jobs don’t even exist today. Thanks to our partners, the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Texas A&M System is investing in a unique public-private sector endeavor that will be a magnet for economic growth for the North Texas region.”
Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System
This will be something we will always remember. A great negotiation is one where each partner secretly thinks he made a better deal than the other one. Texas A&M and Fort Worth are both getting an incredible deal.”
U.S. Representative (R-Fort Worth)
We appreciate you choosing the 12th-largest city in the country to become Texas A&M’s 12th man,”
State Senator (R-North Richland Hills)
Today is truly a “go time” moment for a variety of reasons. We will not let you down. This is a significant moment for our city and county!”
Fort Worth Mayor
A&M could have updated their law school and call it a day. Instead, they decided to dream big and invest physically with three buildings, culturally, educationally, and economically in our community.”
Fort Worth City Councilwoman
It’s a game-changer. Fort Worth (is the) largest city in the U.S. without a tier one research university — until now,”
Chairman of the Board for Crescent Real Estate
This project is going to be an incredible economic boom for downtown and the entire region. This partnership with Texas A&M is one we will cherish for years.”
Tarrant County Judge
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Executives Applaud Texas A&M System Plans for Innovation Center
Collaboration between scholars and industry seen as vital for high-tech job creation.
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Executives from several leading Fort Worth industries this week applauded plans by The Texas A&M University System to build a new downtown campus to spur innovation in North Texas.
Aspirations for the Texas A&M System’s Urban Campus in Fort Worth have been in discussions for more than a year among representatives of the A&M System, the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Fort Worth Now, a privately-funded group formed to help businesses and economic growth in aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six important Fort Worth employers — Alcon, AT&T, Bell, Elbit Systems of America, Lockheed Martin, and Philips — have shown interest in collaborating in particular fields of research. Executives from several of the companies released statements about the initiative.
“Texas A&M and its Center for Global Health and Innovation has been a key partner for us as we develop technologies for monitoring infectious diseases,” said Dr. Joseph Frassica, Head of Philips Research and Chief Medical Officer for North America. “As we continue to innovate with the Department of Defense to support our troops and ensure force readiness, and apply those learnings to public health, the center will continue to be a trusted research partner.”
“Lockheed Martin is excited to welcome Texas A&M to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex,” said Bridget Lauderdale, Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program. “We look forward to partnering with Texas A&M faculty, staff and students to solve complex problems that impact the national security of the United States and our allies. The new Texas A&M System Research and Innovation Building will enable additional research and local workforce development in critical disciplines. It will further expand our partnership across the A&M System in areas including hypersonics, manufacturing, advanced networks and cyber. Gig ‘em!”
Elbit Systems of America
“Elbit America is excited that the Texas A&M System is establishing an Innovation and Research Center in Fort Worth,” said President & CEO Raanan Horowitz. “Having this center in our community will create greater opportunities for local industry and academia to intersect. I’m looking forward to partnering with Texas A&M, developing tomorrow’s technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced manufacturing to support our defense, medical, and first responder customers.”
“Providing AT&T 5G to The Texas A&M University System creates opportunities to fuel 5G innovations that solve real-world problems,” said Jason Porter, President of AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet. “In June, we announced we are bringing a private AT&T 5G network to the RELLIS Campus and we’re excited to expand our collaboration to the Fort Worth campus.”