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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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Labor Market Assessment for Southern Dallas with Emphasis on Key Target Industries

Labor Market Assessment for Southern Dallas with Emphasis on Key Target Industries

Date: September 2004
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines selected characteristics of the labor force available to firms located in the southern area of the City of Dallas, Texas. The report also compares occupational hiring patterns for a specified group of industries selected as targets of opportunity for recruitment and economic development efforts of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce along with matching labor force availability. In assessing labor force availability and characteristics, we have relied on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor at the zip code level.
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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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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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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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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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Economic Impacts of the Natural Gas Industry in North Texas

Economic Impacts of the Natural Gas Industry in North Texas

Date: February 15, 2011
Creator: Clower, Terry L.
Description: This presentation is part of the UNT Speaks Out faculty lecture series, Gas Well Drilling: What Does it Mean for North Texas? In this presentation, the author discusses the economic benefits to natural gas production, reviews the most recent study on regional economic impacts, considers recent trends in drilling activity, and considers some of the downsides.
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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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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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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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