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The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
This report discusses the economic and fiscal impacts of Baylor Regional Medical Center Grapevine. This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, outlines the regional economic and fiscal impacts from Baylor-Grapevine's construction spending and ongoing operations. Estimates of the economic impacts are calculated using the DFW model of the IMPLAN impact modeling system developed by the Minnesota IMPLAN Group. This model, which is well-regarded by academic and professional researchers, provides reasonable and conservative estimates of direct, indirect, and induced impacts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30395/
The Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30403/
The Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of the North Texas Tollway Authority: A 40-Year Perspective
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30405/
Economic Impact Analysis: Proposed Autoracing Complex in Immokalee, Florida
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30381/
The Economic Impacts and Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Proposed McKinney Soccer Stadium
This report discusses the economic and fiscal impacts of building a soccer stadium in McKinney, Texas. The City of McKinney began negotiations with Major League Soccer (MLS) to build a 20,000-seat stadium to host the Dallas Burn Soccer Club. The following analysis, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines the economic and fiscal impacts of building and operating such a stadium on the City of McKinney and assesses the fiscal costs and benefits if the City chooses to participate financially in the stadium's construction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30387/
Economic Impacts of the Natural Gas Industry in North Texas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32987/
Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32970/
The Feasibility of an Exposition Center for Wise County, Texas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30400/
The Fiscal Impacts of DART's Transit-Oriented Development
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30415/
From Rodeos to Indie Rock: The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Selected Cultural Events in Denton, Texas
This report discusses the economic and fiscal impacts of selected cultural events in Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38895/
Grid Computing and an Optical Fiber Network: How They Can Bolster the Texas Economy
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30393/
Growth Trends in the Metroport Cities: Implications for Traffic Congestion, the 'Funnel', and DFW Airport
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30380/
The Healthcare Services Industry in Tarrant County: Industry Overview and Projected Employment Growth in Specified Occupations
The purpose of this report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, is to offer an assessment of the current status of the healthcare services industry in Tarrant County. Also, to forecast demand for training in these specified occupations over the next several years. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30417/
The Hotel Industry, Texas Stadium and Hotel Occupancy Taxes: A Report to the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30376/
The Impact of Higher Natural Gas Prices on the Texas Economy
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30382/
The Impacts of the Union Pacific Service Disruptions on the Texas and National Economies: An Unfinished Story
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30377/
Impacts of Toll Roads on the Regional Economy: Suggested Measures
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30406/
Improving Services to Dallas' Homeless: A Key to Downtown Revitalization
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30396/
The Initial Economic Impacts of the DART Light Rail Transit System
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30378/
Labor Market Assessment for Southern Dallas with Emphasis on Key Target Industries
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30397/
Lavon, Texas: Crossroads of Opportunity
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32971/
Level 1 Asset Mapping for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32897/
A Look at the Economic and Demographic Projections for the City of Denton
This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines key demographic and economic characteristics of the City of Denton, Texas, including current and future population growth trends and employment outlook. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30418/
Mercado de Fort Worth: Issues and Opportunities
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32896/
The Next Hundred Million and The Next Six Million - or more: Population Trends in the US and North Texas
This presentation discusses population trends in the United States and in North Texas with census bureau reports and projected growth in specific areas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30371/
North Texas State Fair & Rodeo: The Economic Impacts of Existing Activities and Preliminary Feasibility Assessment for New Fairgrounds and Expo Center
This report discusses the economic impacts of existing activities and gives a preliminary feasibility assessment for new fairgrounds and expo center. The economic and fiscal impacts generated by fairs, rodeos, horse shows, and cattle shows nationwide are significant. Impacts estimated in the millions of dollars are not uncommon for regional and state events. It is against this backdrop that the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research has been asked to estimate the economic and fiscal impacts of the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, as well as examine the potential market for and economic and fiscal impacts of building a new exposition center in Denton County. Later in this report, we will also examine the experiences of ten exposition centers across Texas and the U.S. that illustrate the types of events, and the associated costs, that would likely attend construction and operation of such a center in Denton County. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38894/
An Overview of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area's Long-Term Water and Transportation Needs
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30398/
Planning Strategically for Regional Development in the Permian Basin
The Survey Research Center and the Center for Economic Development at the University of North Texas were retained by the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission to assist them in developing a strategic plan for the region. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30385/
The Rationale for a University of North Texas College of Law in Downtown Dallas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30407/
A Re-Evaluation of the City of Irving's Target Industries
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30419/
A Re-Evaluation of the Greater Dallas Chamber's Industrial Recruitment Targets
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30408/
Sales Tax Revenue in the City of Arlington, Texas: Historical Review and Projections
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30409/
The Statewide Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Woman's University
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30402/
Targeting Business Opportunities in Southern Dallas
This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, studies the population and employment trends of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the demographic and economic profiles of southern Dallas. The authors also examine targeting business development opportunities for southern Dallas and give an analysis of potential industries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30410/
Technology, Workforce and the DFW Business Climate: A Review and Critique of Recent Assessments
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30383/
Thinking Strategically about Economic Development in Dallas: Why a High-Wage Recruitment Strategy Makes Sense
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, along with most other regions of the country, has witnessed some tough economic times. Telecom layoffs, the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the national economic downturn have reduced the region's employment by about 100,000 since 2000. Dallas' current economic stress is best evidenced by its declining per capita income. Still, as this report illustrates, even allowing for the region's current economic vicissitudes, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has been one of the most dynamic urban areas in the nation since 1990 and this report presents the information surrounding these topics with the figures and data found by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30388/
The UP/SP Merger: An Assessment of the Impacts on the State of Texas
This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, summarizes the findings of the principle investigators regarding the potential impact of the proposed Union Pacific/Southern Pacific merger on the state of Texas. The findings of the component analyses are categorized as either positive, neutral or negative. This is followed by an overall characterization of the merger's impact. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30375/