are expanding their operations,partnering in an $800 million venture to launcha chronic kidney disease drug. The Irvingdevelopment is expected to create 100new jobs.
is moving its global headquarters to a 46,000-square-oot acility in Dallas. It plans to hire 150 employeesby 2012 with an annual average salary o $115,000.
is expanding its U.S.operations by adding an automotivenance ofce in Plano. The companywill open the acility with 230 workersand expand to almost 400 by 2013.
For more inormation, visit the Oce o the Governor Economic Development and Tourism Division at
or Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center at http://recenter.tamu.edu.
Race to Learn is Coming to Texas Schools
Texas schoolchildren will be the rst in this country to try out an engaging, crosscurriculareducational program linked to Formula 1 racing.Created by AT&T Williams, the F1 racing team, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, theinteractive Race to Learn sotware or elementary school students will soon make its U.S. debut witha pilot program at Del Valle Independent School District outside Austin. The U.S. Grand Prix will bebased rom 2012 at the Circuit o the Americas currently under construction in Del Valle.
Race to Learn uses Formula 1 undamentals to teach a variety o interdisciplinary topics, rangingrom balancing a budget and investigating wind ow to pitching sponsorships and teamwork.Read more at
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FAST rates school districtspending, student progress
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Smart purchasing can helpstretch tight budgets
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Growing Alamo-areacities team up to selltheir region
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