Houston named among the top cities for women in technology

InnovationMap | February 07, 2020

Houston fell two places in SmartAsset's latest ranking of the best U.S. cities for women in technology but remains in the top 10. SmartAsset's sixth annual study, released February 6, puts Houston at No. 6 among the top cities for women in tech. That's down from the No. 4 spot in SmartAsset's 2019 study. However, Houston still holds the No. 1 ranking among Texas cities. Only one of five most-populated U.S. cities - Houston - makes it into our top 15 cities for women working in the tech industry, says SmartAsset, a personal finance website. In all, SmartAsset analyzed 59 of the largest U.S. cities to find the best places for women in tech to work and live. The website judged each city on four factors: Gender pay gap in the tech industry, Average earnings after subtracting median costs for housing, Women as a percentage of the tech workforce, Four-year growth in tech employment.

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Trimble | April 20, 2022

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X-energy to work with Ontario Power Generation to advance the engineering and design work of the Xe-100 small modular reactor technology in Canada

X-energy | October 07, 2020

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DCCM Acquires Coastland Civil Engineering

DCCM | December 06, 2021

Based in northern California, Coastland is known for providing civil engineering, construction management, and building department services to public agencies throughout the regions they serve. For 30 years, their projects have encompassed a wide variety of transportation, water, wastewater, drainage, financing assistance, and contract engineering for cities, counties, special districts, and other governmental agencies as well as for private clients and universities. In acquiring Coastland, DCCM is partnering with industry veteran John Wanger, PE, who will continue in his role as CEO of Coastland. “We’re thrilled to welcome Coastland into the DCCM family,With a shared vision of strategic growth, a commitment to developing and investing in staff, and an unrelenting focus on client service, this partnership provides both companies with a resilient and diversified platform, from which to navigate our ever-changing markets moving forward in our now expanded region serving the West Coast.” -James F. (Jim) Thompson, PE, DBIA, CEO of DCCM. With DCCM’s investment in our clients and our staff in the northern California region, this partnership is about growth and bringing new possibilities to our team and the clients we serve,” said John Wanger. “As DCCM's foundation in the West, we will continue to be that local firm our clients value but now with a more diverse set of capabilities, national support, and increased resources. “The acquisition of Coastland illustrates DCCM’s model of partnering with premier engineering firms in growing markets across the nation. Our geographic expansion into California truly makes DCCM a national firm and better positions the business to capitalize on infrastructure spend throughout the United States.” -Elie Azar, Managing Director of White Wolf About Coastland Civil Engineering Coastland provides civil engineering, construction management, and building safety services to public agencies spanning northern California. Since opening its doors in 1991, Coastland's projects have encompassed a wide variety of transportation, water, wastewater, drainage, flood control, and public facilities.For more information, please visit: http://www.coastlandcivil.com. About DCCM DCCM is a provider of design, consulting, and program & construction management professional services focusing on infrastructure marketplaces throughout the public and private sectors. Through a family of complementary brand companies, DCCM serves a variety of end markets while offering a national reach.DCCM is aggressively hiring key industry professionals in all disciplines and is actively seeking further acquisition opportunities throughout North America.For more information, please visit: http://www.dccm.com. About White Wolf Capital White Wolf is a private investment firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies. In general, White Wolf seeks both private equity and private credit investment opportunities in companies that are headquartered in North America with $10 million to $200 million in revenues. Preferred industries include: manufacturing, business services, information technology, security, aerospace and defense, government services, and infrastructure services.For information, please visit: http://whitewolfcapital.com

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