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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/