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 Year: 2000
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
Technology, Workforce and the DFW Business Climate: A Review and Critique of Recent Assessments

Technology, Workforce and the DFW Business Climate: A Review and Critique of Recent Assessments

Date: January 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: The North Texas Commission retained the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research to summarize, evaluate and critique 18 "business climate" and "quality of life" surveys that were released in 1999. In particular, they were asked to identify data or perceptions from these studies that might be helpful to the Commission in formulating strategies for either capitalizing on the region's assets or dealing with its shortcomings.
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