Arlington was in competition with Milwaukee for the project. Theorganization is currently headquartered in the Milwaukee suburb ofGreendale, WI. "The Texas Enterprise Fund award was a criticalfactor in our decision," says Kevin Dornberger, USBC COO."Relocating our headquarters to Arlington will provide a businessclimate that will be invaluable in helping us achieve our futuregoals for the sport."

The Arlington City Council is expected to vote on an estimated$225,000 in local incentives next month. According to Arlingtoneconomic development manager Robert Sturns, the city will also seekState Enterprise Zone Project designation, which could provideadditional state incentives up to $300,000. "This project is adirect result of some very strong partnerships," says Sturns. "Thisis a great win for the state, city and entire region."

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck says creation of an internationalbowling campus in the city enhances the city's opportunity toshowcase its thriving Entertainment District and tourism industry.The proposed project site is across the street from Six Flags OverTexas and about three blocks east of Rangers' Ballpark, home of theTexas Rangers baseball team. It is also about six blocks east ofthe new Dallas Cowboys stadium set to open in 2009.

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