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LyondellBasell progresses on $2.4 billion petrochemical expansion

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The Houston petrochemical company is pumping new life into the heart of the Bayport plant - which just marked its 50th anniversary this week - with a multimillion dollar expansion, part of a broader $2.4 billion project that is LyondellBasell’s biggest capital undertaking to date.

LyondellBasell progresses on $2.4 billion petrochemical expansion. The Houston petrochemical company is pumping new life into the heart of the Bayport plant - which just marked its 50th anniversary this week - with a multimillion dollar expansion, part of a broader $2.4 billion project that is LyondellBasell’s biggest capital undertaking to date.

The new driving force of the Texas economy, by Tom Kowalski, President and CEO, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute

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Texas is an energy state. But, energy isn’t alone in driving Texas forward. We also have a burgeoning life sciences industry that – with the right policies and strategic investments – is poised to be a driving force in the Texas economy for decades to come. 

The life sciences industry is good for the Texas economy. We contribute more than $3 billion in state and federal taxes annually. Our economic output is $61.5 billion and the average salary in our industry is $110,000. The pharmaceutical sector alone indirectly supports more than 228,000 Texas jobs. There are also many indirect economic benefits.

UTSA College of Engineering to receive $500,000 for new Makerspace

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Whitacre's gift will support the UTSA Science and Engineering Building, which is set to open in 2020. Photo credit: Alamo Architects and Treanor HL

The UTSA College of Engineering confirmed a commitment of $500,000 in support of the Science and Engineering Building, currently under construction and slated to open in 2020. The new building will provide 153,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and meeting space to support students and research in engineering, brain health, biology and chemistry.

ENF Technology Chooses Kyle, Texas For U.S. Headquarters

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South Korean-based ENF will invest $45 million in its Kyle, TX headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility, and initially employ up to 50 employees.

South Korea-based ENF Technology Co., Ltd. will build a $45 million headquarters and advanced #manufacturing facility in the Kyle, TX master planned community of Plum Creek. The company provides electronic materials to the U.S. high-tech market, and the new facility will serve manufacturers such as GlobalFoundries, Micron, Texas Instruments and Intel. ENF plans to hire approximately 45 to 50 employees, but its workforce could expand to 80 in the future.