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The Impacts of the Union Pacific Service Disruptions on the Texas and National Economies: An Unfinished Story

The Impacts of the Union Pacific Service Disruptions on the Texas and National Economies: An Unfinished Story

Date: February 9, 1998
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, discusses the disruption in Union Pacific Railroad service and its impact on the economy in the state of Texas and other areas of the United States.
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The Initial Economic Impacts of the DART Light Rail Transit System

The Initial Economic Impacts of the DART Light Rail Transit System

Date: July 1999
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report discusses the initial economic impacts of the DART LRT system. After years of planning and building, DART rail became a reality in June of 1996. As part of the "Before and After Study," the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research was retained to identify and measure the initial economic impacts of the LRT system, focusing primarily on property values and retail sales. This report presents the findings of the examination.
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Appendices To: The UP/SP Merger: An Assessment of the Impacts on the State of Texas

Appendices To: The UP/SP Merger: An Assessment of the Impacts on the State of Texas

Date: March 1996
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L.; Clower, Terry L. & Gross, Harold
Description: These appendices report on the findings of the principle investigators regarding the potential impact of the proposed Union Pacific/Southern Pacific merger on the state of Texas. This analysis was conducted by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research.
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The Cost of Homelessness in Dallas: An Economic and Fiscal Perspective

The Cost of Homelessness in Dallas: An Economic and Fiscal Perspective

Date: December 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, briefly describes the system of service delivery to homeless persons in Dallas and examines how other cities deal with their homeless populations, particularly those that have centralized service delivery. This report also documents the growing disparities in property values between the northern and southern sectors of the DCBD and calculates the potential tax revenues, jobs and income that could be generated by a revitalized southern sector.
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The Hotel Industry, Texas Stadium and Hotel Occupancy Taxes: A Report to the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

The Hotel Industry, Texas Stadium and Hotel Occupancy Taxes: A Report to the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

Date: May 1998
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report discusses the hotel industry, Texas stadium, and hotel occupancy taxes. The Board of Directors of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau commissioned the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas to examine several facets of the hotel industry, Texas Stadium and hotel occupancy tax receipts in the City of Irving. This report summarizes the findings of that examination.
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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine

Date: September 2009
Creator: Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research identifies the findings of their analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts associated with recurring operating expenditures by Baylor-Grapevine (BG), economic activities at BG ancillary facilities, and spending by out of area visitors to BG patients.
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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail System Buildout and System Operations

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail System Buildout and System Operations

Date: June 2009
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, updates their previous analyses of the economic and fiscal impacts associated with the buildout of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail System. This analysis also includes an assessment of the impact of the transit agency's operations spending for specified fiscal years.
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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of DFW International Airport's Disadvantaged, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise: Detailed Findings and Updates

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of DFW International Airport's Disadvantaged, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise: Detailed Findings and Updates

Date: January 2009
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Weinstein, Bernard L.; Seman, Michael & Adalar, Mehmet
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, updates the 2004/2005 analyses of the regional economic activity generated by Disadvantaged, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (DMWBE) contractors and vendors operating at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport).
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Sales Tax Revenue in the City of Arlington, Texas: Historical Review and Projections

Sales Tax Revenue in the City of Arlington, Texas: Historical Review and Projections

Date: January 2006
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, is a quarter-by-quarter projection of sales tax revenue for the City of Arlington, Texas through 2010. Several statistical approaches are used including autoregressive moving average (ARIMA) models, seasonal exponential smoothing, and ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis based on unemployment data.
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Impacts of Toll Roads on the Regional Economy: Suggested Measures

Impacts of Toll Roads on the Regional Economy: Suggested Measures

Date: July 2006
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines the type of metrics that can be employed in evaluating the economic, developmental, and fiscal impacts of toll roads.
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The Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

The Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

Date: May 2006
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report discusses the economic, fiscal and developmental impacts of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). The University of North Texas Center for Economic Development identifies and calculates the economic and fiscal impacts that will attend construction and operations of the DCPA. They also look at ancillary commercial and residential development likely to occur in close proximity to the DCPA and consider the importance of the DCPA in making Downtown Dallas a desirable place to work, live, visit, and recreate.
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The Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of the North Texas Tollway Authority: A 40-Year Perspective

The Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of the North Texas Tollway Authority: A 40-Year Perspective

Date: August 2006
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research looks at the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) as a regional economic generator. It first examines the impacts from the NTTA's construction spending on the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT). Second, it quantifies the economic and fiscal impacts from the NTTA's recurring operational spending. Third, it looks at the value of all the residential and commercial development that has ocurred along the DNT and PGBT corridors over the past 30-40 years as well as the annual tax revenues generated by this development. Finally, it discusses how NTTA's projects have helped improve mobility in the North Texas region.
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The Statewide Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Woman's University

The Statewide Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Woman's University

Date: September 2005
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This document reports the findings of an analysis conducted by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research of the statewide economic and fiscal impacts of Texas Woman's University (TWU) campuses in Denton, Dallas, and Houston.
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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Proposed Development in the La Grave Field and Bluff View Areas of the Trinity River Vision Project

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Proposed Development in the La Grave Field and Bluff View Areas of the Trinity River Vision Project

Date: August 2005
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report discusses economic and fiscal development in two areas in Texas. The University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research reports the findings of their analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts that will likely attend real property development in the La Grave Field and Bluff View areas of the Trinity River Vision (TRV) project as proposed by The Bell Group (TBG). This report includes estimates of the impacts of the redevelopment of La Grave Field and related ancillary property improvements to date.
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The Rationale for a University of North Texas College of Law in Downtown Dallas

The Rationale for a University of North Texas College of Law in Downtown Dallas

Date: November 2006
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, argues that a University of North Texas law school in downtown Dallas will not only serve an unmet need for legal education but will also be an asset in the economic and social development of the entire north Texas region. In addition, the law school can help contribute to the nascent revitalization of downtown Dallas.
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The Feasibility of an Exposition Center for Wise County, Texas

The Feasibility of an Exposition Center for Wise County, Texas

Date: April 2005
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report discusses the feasibility of an exposition center for Wise County, Texas. This report examines the experiences of eight exposition centers across Texas and the U.S. that illustrate the types of events, and the associated costs, that would likely attend construction of such a center in Wise County.
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A Re-Evaluation of the Greater Dallas Chamber's Industrial Recruitment Targets

A Re-Evaluation of the Greater Dallas Chamber's Industrial Recruitment Targets

Date: October 2006
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: In a 2001 study prepared for the Greater Dallas Chamber, the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research examined 22 industry clusters as potential targets.
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The Economic and Developmental Impacts of the President George Bush Turnpike and the North Dallas Tollway

The Economic and Developmental Impacts of the President George Bush Turnpike and the North Dallas Tollway

Date: August 2006
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report discusses a case study conducted by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research. It examines property development trends and other data to assess the economic and developmental impacts of the Dallas North Tollway and the President George Bush Turnpike on neighboring communities. This information will be used as a component of a public information program describing how tollroads can impact a community.
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Growth Trends in the Metroport Cities: Implications for Traffic Congestion, the 'Funnel', and DFW Airport

Growth Trends in the Metroport Cities: Implications for Traffic Congestion, the 'Funnel', and DFW Airport

Date: January 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, discusses the issues involved with population growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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The Impact of Higher Natural Gas Prices on the Texas Economy

The Impact of Higher Natural Gas Prices on the Texas Economy

Date: July 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, discusses the economic effect of rising gas prices on the Texas economy. It surmises that although rising natural gas prices are a boon to gas drilling, production and distribution industries and their employees, the resulting higher costs to Texas industries and households more than offset any gains. Each $1 per MCF increase in the price of natural gas - if sustained - has the net effect of decreasing state economic activity by at least $3.4 billion per year, lowering total employment by more than 34,000, and reducing salaries and wages by $911 million.
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Mercado de Fort Worth: Issues and Opportunities

Mercado de Fort Worth: Issues and Opportunities

Date: May 1999
Creator: University of North Texas. Center for Economic Development and Research.
Description: This report presents the findings of a study by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Research and Development. The study is to provide property owners in Mercado de Fort Forth with information to aid their decision making for building renovations and business investment. The study reviews several mercado-style projects in other cities, provides information on business assistance resources in the Fort Worth area, looks at ongoing plans targeted to the surrounding community, and provides details regarding qualifications for "historic" designations.
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Level 1 Asset Mapping for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Level 1 Asset Mapping for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Date: September 28, 2007
Creator: University of North Texas. Center for Economic Development and Research.
Description: This report aims to provide the reader with an overview of the Human Capital, Research and Development, Financial Capital, Industrial Base, Legal and Regulatory Environment, Physical Infrastructure, and Quality of Life Assets for the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
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Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development

Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development

Date: October 2010
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Ruggierre, Paul; Bomba, Michael; Arndt, Jeffrey C.; Li, Jianling; Edrington, Suzie et al.
Description: This report examines the impact of transit-oriented development. Transit-oriented development (TOD) is an increasingly popular urban form. Based on a survey of residents of TOD projects in areas served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Fort Worth T, and Capital Metro (Austin) rail transit, moving into TOD decreases VMT by an average of 15 percent, or about 3,500 miles per year, which impacts TxDOT motor fuel tax revenues. The data also indicate that these households shift their choice of route to include more arterial roads versus highways. Differential behavior is observed among the three areas studied with the greatest impact being on the DART system and the Capital Metro system showing smaller changes in TOD resident travel behaviors. Residents of TOD choose their housing based mostly on commuting distance and lifestyle characteristics, such as proximity to dining and entertainment venues. Proximity to a transit rail station is at least moderately important for 57 percent of respondents. The report recommends that TxDOT look to incorporate TOD into facility planning and design and seek ways to extract value from TOD projects.
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Lavon, Texas: Crossroads of Opportunity

Lavon, Texas: Crossroads of Opportunity

Date: April 2010
Creator: University of North Texas. Center for Economic Development and Research.
Description: This report examines the City of Lavon, Texas and its economic opportunities. It gives an overview of the City of Lavon and discusses the development of other small cities in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. It reports on incentives for Lavon, discusses the organization of an Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and its tasks, offers an in-depth profile of the community in Lavon, and shows economic development strategies with conclusions about their findings.
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