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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development

Evaluating the Impact of Transit-Oriented Development

Date: October 2010
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Ruggierre, Paul; Bomba, Michael; Arndt, Jeffrey C.; Li, Jianling; Edrington, Suzie et al.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, February 19, 1982

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, February 19, 1982

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Date: February 19, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Senate Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy recollects memories and experiences as a member of the Sixty-seventh legislature. He discusses his personal views on issues including the elections of 1980, initiative-referendum, the abortion issue, law-and-order legislation, redistricting, and the state water plan. Mauzy also comments on Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

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Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty -second Legislature. His topics of discussion include the origins of the "Dirty Thirty", the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, and his comments on former politicians Speaker Gus Mutscher and Representatives William Heatly, Frances Farenthold, and Tommy Shannon.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

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Date: October 10, 1967
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Peach, William Nelson
Description: Interview with professional economist Dr. W. Nelson Peach. The interview includes Peach's experiences as one of the principal persons in the Rainey controversy at the University of Texas, 1944-45. It also includes his sympathies for new Deal labor legislation, being accused of pro-communist leanings, role of Dallas Morning News, investigations by Board of Regents and his dismissal, support of President Homer Rainey, and the role of AAUP.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

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Date: December 18, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Odom, E. Dale & Hart, Weldon
Description: Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975

Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975

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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Weddington, Sarah
Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. She also discusses her decision to enter politics and her personal political philosophies. Weddington expresses her thoughts on the House speakership race, committee appointments, constitutional revisions, the Equal Rights Amendment, public school financing, public utilities legislation, personal legislation, and comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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