North Fort Worth explodes thanks to Hillwood developments

President of Hillwood (a Ross Perot company), Mike Berry, addressed close to 300 guests at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce North Area Council's membership luncheon Thursday. The company's progress is a topic of discussion for many residents of north Fort Worth, especially those employed by the 303 companies, that employ over 31,000 individuals, that reside in the Alliance area. Seventeen-thousand acres are devoted to Hillwood's Alliance, TX project. Here are some interesting facts about the development of the Alliance area that were included in the presentation:HillwoodLogo

  • $49.8 million square feet developed
  • $7.71 billion invested
  • $43.74 billion economic impact
  • 61 companies listed on the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes' Top List of Private Firms
  • 7,740 homes built
  • Fastest growing area of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan city (500,000+)
  • 114 percent population increase
  • 115 percent increase in 18+ yrs. age group
  • 93.4 percent of the population holds at least a high school diploma
  • When compared as a city, Alliance, TX ranks the fifth fastest growing in the nation.
  • Cost of living index: 7 percent below the national average
  • Housing prices: 20 percent below the national average
  • Industries represented: automotive, aerospace/aviation, logistics, electronics, pharmaceutical/health care, customer goods/services
  • Transportation hub: BNSF, UP Class I rail lines, Interstate highway 35W, Texas highways 114 and 170, FW Alliance airport, Fedex Regional Sort Hub, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Centralized Examination Station
  • Other Hillwwod business ventures: Hillwood Construction Services, Hillwood Property Services, Alliance Landscape Company, Hillwood Land & Cattle, Alliance Aviation Services, air cargo/ground handling/freight forwarding, job recruitment (Alliance Opportunity Center, Alliance Texas Hiring Fair), Alliance Texas Education and Training (TCC, Embry Riddle, UNT)
  • Alliance Town Center (retail): Belk, Best Buy, Sam Moon, Hobby Lobby, Dick's Sporting Goods (coming soon) and more
  • Healthcare: Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Alliance, ER Alliance, HCA North Texas Hospital and Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital (coming soon)
  • Education: Keller ISD, Northwest ISD, Westlake Academy
  • Hillwood residential communities: Heritage ($160s to $500s), Saratoga ($170s to $300s), Creekwood (from the $150s, Harvest $200s-$400s)
  • Perks for Alliance employees: $1500 savings on homes purchased in Heritage, Creekwood or Saratoga, application fee and administrative fee applied to the first month's rent at Monterra Village by Hillwood, 10 percent discount off best available rate at Residence Inn by Marriott FW Alliance Airport & Hampton Inn Suites Alliance Airport, additional discounts for medical services, day care, banking and more...
  • More services and living options for the active senior are coming soon.
  • More office space is forthcoming in Alliance.

As a BNSF service provider and a north Fort Worth business occupant and employer, Unity One Credit Union stays abreast of economic trends spurred on by Hillwood efforts as they affect the financial well-being of our members and communities. 

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