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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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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 Economic Impacts and Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Proposed McKinney Soccer Stadium

The Economic Impacts and Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Proposed McKinney Soccer Stadium

Date: January 2002
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: 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.
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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.
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The Healthcare Services Industry in Tarrant County: Industry Overview and Projected Employment Growth in Specified Occupations

The Healthcare Services Industry in Tarrant County: Industry Overview and Projected Employment Growth in Specified Occupations

Date: May 2008
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Seman, Michael & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: 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.
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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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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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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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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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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A Look at the Economic and Demographic Projections for the City of Denton

A Look at the Economic and Demographic Projections for the City of Denton

Date: April 2008
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: 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.
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North Texas State Fair & Rodeo: The Economic Impacts of Existing Activities and Preliminary Feasibility Assessment for New Fairgrounds and Expo Center

North Texas State Fair & Rodeo: The Economic Impacts of Existing Activities and Preliminary Feasibility Assessment for New Fairgrounds and Expo Center

Date: July 2009
Creator: Seman, Michael & Clower, Terry L.
Description: 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.
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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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Planning Strategically for Regional Development in the Permian Basin

Planning Strategically for Regional Development in the Permian Basin

Date: June 2001
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L.; Clower, Terry L.; Glass, James; Ruggierre, Paul; Durst, Samantha & Ver Duin, D'Arlene
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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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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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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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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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Targeting Business Opportunities in Southern Dallas

Targeting Business Opportunities in Southern Dallas

Date: April 2006
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Description: 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.
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