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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
The Economic impact of ME/CFS: Individual and societal costs

The Economic impact of ME/CFS: Individual and societal costs

Date: April 8, 2008
Creator: Jason, Leonard A.; Benton, Mary C.; Valentine, Lisa M.; Johnson, Abra & Torres-Harding, Susan
Description: This article discusses the economic impact of Myalgic Encephalopathy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by examining the direct and indirect costs to the individual and to society.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research
Technology, Public Policy, and the Changing Structure of American Agriculture: A Special Report for the 1985 Farm Bill

Technology, Public Policy, and the Changing Structure of American Agriculture: A Special Report for the 1985 Farm Bill

Date: March 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Results of a study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "relationships between emerging agricultural technologies, public policy, and structural change in the farm sector" (p. iii).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War

Date: May 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption" (Foreward).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
An Assessment of Information Systems Capabilities Required To Support U.S. Materials Policy Decisions

An Assessment of Information Systems Capabilities Required To Support U.S. Materials Policy Decisions

Date: December 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an assessment designed to analyze "materials information systems and their capability to support effective policymaking decisions on materials problems" (p. vii).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Technology and East-West Trade: An Update

Technology and East-West Trade: An Update

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "summarizes the major provisions of the 1979 Export Administration Act, highlighting those provisions which have led to problems of interpretation or exaction; recounts major provisions in U.S. export control policy towards the Soviet Union since 1979; and discusses the impacts and implications of those events-for the domestic economy, for U.S. political relations with the NATO allies and with the Soviet Union, and for U.S. national security" (p. iii).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department