Firms chosen for Houston-Dallas bullet train 

Bullet train moves forward

Texas Central, Augustus 2017


Backers of a Texas bullet train are moving to the next stop, selecting a team to build the Houston-to-Dallas line, despite not having a clear shot – yet – at construction.

Texas Central on Monday morning announced it reached agreement with Irving-based Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, based in Connecticut, for further refinement and study of the proposed route. Once financing for the project, expected to cost at least $12 billion, is secured and federal approvals are obtained, the companies would then be the primary design-builders of the line.

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August 16, 2017 Categories: Innovation Mobility

Greg Abbott: Toyota's grand opening in Plano symbolizes the success of the Texas growth engine  

Celebration of a milestone

Juli 2017 | Gov. Greg Abbott


Today we celebrate another milestone marking the incredible momentum of Texas' continuing economic expansion. Toyota Motor North America joins Hulu, Jacobs Engineering, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kubota, Jamba Juice, Sabre and many other innovative industry leaders who have decided to go big in Texas.

Our greatest natural resource in the Lone Star State is the hardworking people of Texas. And that work ethic draws global leaders like Toyota to Texas every day. With the second-largest workforce in the nation at more than 13 million strong, Texas continues to be a national leader in job creation. In fact, more Texans have jobs today than ever before, even as more people are moving here every year from states that overtax and overregulate.

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July 05, 2017 Categories: Economy Innovation

The State of Houston’s Global Economy 

Event by the Greater Houston Partnership

Maandag 22 mei 2017 | Greater Houston Partnership


Houston's economy

On Monday 5/22/2017, the Greater Houston Partnership hosted an event called ‘The State of Houston’s Global Economy’ so it’s members could get the latest global economic outlook.

The event featured a morning panel discussion among three executives who lead global institutions in Houston, Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston, Jean-Francois Poupeau, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Schlumberger and Manolo Sánchez, Chairman, BBVA Compass. The mediator of this panel was Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership.

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May 25, 2017 Categories: Innovation

Cybersecurity in San Antonio, TX 

'I’m confident we can unleash the full potential of American innovation, and ensure our prosperity and security online for the generations to come.' President Obama Cybersecurity in the United States From the beginning of his administration, President Obama has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges the US faces as a nation, and for good reason. Criminals, terrorists, and countries Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans July 21, 2016 Categories: Innovation San Antonio

Kingdom of The Netherlands innovation mission in Austin, TX 

Global Smart City and Communities
NBSO- Texas was happy and honored to welcome the Innovation Mission from the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Austin, TX. On June 13-15, the city of Austin was the global center of the Smart City movement when it hosted three of the largest global smart city IoT (Internet of things) events at the Convention Center. The co-location of The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) and the US Ignite Application Summit Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans July 01, 2016 Categories: Austin Handelsmissie Innovation Smart Grid

Dutch delegation headed to Smart Cities Innovation Summit 

NBSO-Texas is busy preparing the last details of this promising week. We are happy to welcome the Dutch delegation in Austin, Texas! A delegation of Dutch innovators and urban planners are headed to Austin, Texas, for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit June 13-15. The summit brings together officials and planners from more than 200 cities around the world to share their state-of-the-art solutions and best practices to Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans June 10, 2016 Categories: Austin Innovation

Dutch West 8 Has a Brilliant Landscape Design for Houston’s Botanic Garden 

The Dutch firm has created a unique pedestrian bridge that features an arch of trees overhead
The Dutch landscape-design group West 8 knows how to incorporate green space nearly anywhere. And with its most recent design of a botanical garden in Houston, the firm might’ve taken its abilities to a whole new level—literally. A footbridge at the Houston Botanic Garden will feature an arch of trees, secured to steel beams, that is rooted over the heads of pedestrians walking below. The garden, which is replacing a suburban golf course, Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 25, 2016 Categories: Innovation