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Economic Impact Analysis: Proposed Autoracing Complex in Immokalee, Florida

Economic Impact Analysis: Proposed Autoracing Complex in Immokalee, Florida

Date: September 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines Immokalee, Florida and discusses how to diversify their economy. Two of the tourist attractions proposed are a new raceway and a new casino.
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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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The Fiscal Impacts of DART's Transit-Oriented Development

The Fiscal Impacts of DART's Transit-Oriented Development

Date: April 16, 2007
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report discusses the fiscal impacts of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DARTs) transit-oriented development. In 2005, the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research prepared a report for DART in which they estimated the total value of new investment completed, underway or planned near DART LRT stations since 1999. Using only those projects reported to the press, they calculated the total value of the transit-oriented development (TOD) at approximately $3.3 billion. These new investments had had, or will have, significant impacts on local property taxes as well as local and state sales taxes. This report presents the preliminary assessment of the annual revenue streams associated with TOD adjacent to DART LRT stations.
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Grid Computing and an Optical Fiber Network: How They Can Bolster the Texas Economy

Grid Computing and an Optical Fiber Network: How They Can Bolster the Texas Economy

Date: April 2004
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines the investment in hard infrastructure that will be required to keep Texas a vibrant and expanding part of the global economy-most especially a grid computing network connected by fiber optic cable.
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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. It suggests that the tremendous population, employment and traffic growth expected over the next two decades, in tandem with anticipated passenger and cargo expansions at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, will make the funnel virtually impassable, unless new roadways and interchanges are constructed that can separate commuters from airport-bound traffic. What's more, the potential for DFW to become the world's premier commercial gateway may be imperiled if steps aren't taken quickly to improve road access for passengers and shippers. With the ongoing explosion of domestic and international commerce, improving ground access to DFW Airport has become an economic development imperative for the region, state and nation.
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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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Improving Services to Dallas' Homeless: A Key to Downtown Revitalization

Improving Services to Dallas' Homeless: A Key to Downtown Revitalization

Date: April 2004
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: Homelessness has significant economic as well as social consequences for the City of Dallas. While offering compassion to the homeless, this report also acknowledges that the overwhelming presence of homeless persons on the streets of downtown has negative economic impacts on individual businesses, the prospects for redevelopment, and the city's finances. This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, discusses theses aspects.
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An Overview of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area's Long-Term Water and Transportation Needs

An Overview of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area's Long-Term Water and Transportation Needs

Date: March 2004
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: This report gives an overview of the Dallas-Fort Worth area's long-term water and transportation needs. Recognizing the importance of a reliable long-term water supply, the Dallas/Fort Worth region has invested heavily in reservoirs and transmission facilities over the past 50 years. Indeed, the dramatic population and employment growth enjoyed by the Metroplex over the past several decades would not have occurred absent an abundant and reliable supply of fresh water for residential and commercial uses. Despite the foresightedness of the region's leaders, according to the Texas Water Development Board the region may soon find itself facing a water deficit. This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines the implications of the DFW area's long-term water and transportation needs.
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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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A Re-Evaluation of the City of Irving's Target Industries

A Re-Evaluation of the City of Irving's Target Industries

Date: July 2008
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: In July 2000, Angelou Economic Advisors prepared an economic development plan for the City of Irving, Texas. Six high value-added clusters were identified as recruitment and retention targets. This report by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research re-assesses those industries to ascertain if they should remain the focus of City and Chamber economic development efforts.
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