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Walking a mile in their shoes. Virtually.

March 16th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Imagine experiencing the thrill of a zip line or skydiving while keeping both feet on the ground. Or gaining a deeper understanding of the Civil War by seeing it through the eyes of an infantryman. Or interacting with – rather than just looking at – dinosaur exhibits in a museum. Several DFW-area virtual reality companies […]

No Matter How Small

March 15th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

When Horton first heard the Who, he discovered an entire world that fit on the head of a pin. Luckily for North Texans, at universities across our region, researchers and their teams know how to leverage very small things to make a big impact in our daily lives. Nanotechnology is the study of anything very […]

Powering business, one byte at a time

March 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

If big data is big business, then managing big data is even bigger business. It takes a special mix of physical space, infrastructure, reliability, low cost of utilities, low tax liability, and proximity to users and talent to make data centers hum. All of these ingredients for success are right here in North Texas. “This […]

North Texas goes next-gen in managing water, energy and roads

March 6th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Thanks to our warm climate – economically, culturally as well as meteorologically speaking – North Texas is the place to be. So much so that the North Texas population is expected to grow to nearly 17 million people by 2050. That’s a lot of people watering lawns, turning on lights and driving on roads. So […]

From the ground up: Smarter homes, smarter living

March 2nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

When we first saw George Jetson fly his aerocar across our living room TVs, we could hardly imagine a lifestyle as futuristic as his. Vehicles and buildings intuitively responded to everything he and his family needed. Hungry? Magically, the kitchen produced dinner. Time to get ready for work? The closet offered wardrobe suggestions. House needs […]

Thank You NTC Members – February

February 28th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Welcome new NTC Member, American Airlines Center!   Thank you to our renewing members: City of Waxahachie Alliance Data City of Frisco Denton County Transportation Authority Metroport Cities Partnership MNK Infotech Inc.

North Texas Commission’s 2017 Legislative Priorities

January 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

The 85th session of the Texas Legislature began less than three weeks ago, and rather than the typical flurry of activity, there’s been a blizzard. With over 2,200 House and Senate bills filed for consideration so far, our elected officials have a big job ahead of them to focus on what really matters to Texas. […]

NTX | Crossroads of IoT

January 26th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Can you guess what was the best-selling item during the 2016 holiday season? Hello, Alexa. According to Forbes, the Echo and the Echo Dot blew the doors off of Amazon, the world’s largest Internet-based retailer. Amazon Echo, a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, connects to the Alexa Voice Service to instantly play music, […]

Thank You NTC Members – December

January 3rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Welcome new NTC Member, Harmony Public Schools!   Thank you to our renewing members: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Children’s Health of Texas City of Fort Worth City of Southlake Colliers DFW Airport Marriott Tarrant County College Tenet