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The Initial Economic Impacts of the DART Light Rail Transit System

Description: 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.
Date: July 1999
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Post-impoundment Study of Ray Roberts Lake Year-Ten

Description: "This report is the final chapter of a long-term project to assess the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of Ray Roberts Lake during its first ten years" (p. ii). The purpose of the study is "to improve understanding of the impact of [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] water resource projects, to provide the basis for evaluating the projects' effects on fish and wildlife resources, and to provide the opportunity for better planning and development of water resource projects and natural resource management" in the Lake Ray Roberts area, located in Denton County, Texas (p. 3).
Date: December 1999
Creator: University of North Texas. Institute of Applied Sciences.
Partner: UNT Institute of Applied Sciences

Technology, Workforce and the DFW Business Climate: A Review and Critique of Recent Assessments

Description: 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.
Date: January 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

The Impact of Higher Natural Gas Prices on the Texas Economy

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.
Date: July 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

The Need for an Indigent Healthcare Clinic in Irving, Texas

Description: Report for the Irving City Council Community Development Advisory Committee. This report discusses the need for an indigent healthcare clinic in Irving, Texas.
Date: July 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L.; Eve, Susan Brown & Fawcett, Beth
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices

Description: This report discusses standards in state library agencies. Little is known about state library agencies' policies for standards adoption and use. This study, undertaken in 1998, attempted to bridge the gap of information and understanding about the current situation of state library agencies' use, opportunities and issues related to technical standards.
Date: August 15, 2000
Creator: Moen, William E. & Shobowale, Gloria C.
Partner: UNT College of Information

A Study of State Library Agencies' Information Technology Standards Policies and Practices: Final Report

Description: This report is on a study of state library agencies' information technology standards policies and practices. The study provides the National Information Standards Organization with detailed information about the current use of standards by state library agencies and a set of recommendations to better serve the standards needs of state library agencies.
Date: August 15, 2000
Creator: Moen, William E. & Shobowale, Gloria C.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Economic Impact Analysis: Proposed Autoracing Complex in Immokalee, Florida

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.
Date: September 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

The Cost of Homelessness in Dallas: An Economic and Fiscal Perspective

Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, briefly describes the system of service delivery to homeless persons in Dallas and examines how other cities deal with their homeless populations, particularly those that have centralized service delivery. This report also documents the growing disparities in property values between the northern and southern sectors of the DCBD and calculates the potential tax revenues, jobs and income that could be generated by a revitalized southern sector.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Proposed Denton County International Airport

Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, discusses the economic impacts of construction and development of ancillary facilities, the recurring economic impacts of airport area business operations, and the fiscal impacts and effect on property taxes that are estimated to occur with the proposed building of a new Denton County International Airport.
Date: January 2001
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Six Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services

Description: This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of December 1, 2000 through April 30, 2001. The authors highlight activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on their project. This period can be considered a project startup period.
Date: May 27, 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Planning Strategically for Regional Development in the Permian Basin

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

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

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.
Date: January 2002
Creator: Clower, Terry L. & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002

Description: This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of May 1, 2000 through March 31, 2002. Due to a family medical emergency, the Principal Investigator was not able to complete the six-month status report that was due December 1, 2001. The Principal Investigator (PI) communicated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) staff about this situation, and had sent via email in November 2001 information about the progress of the project.
Date: March 31, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Digitization of Government Information

Description: Report for the American Libraries Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). This report outlines the investigations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Digitization of Government Information.
Date: June 14, 2002
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries

Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services April 1 through June 30, 2002

Description: This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of April 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. The previous status report covered a ten-month period from May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. The Principal Investigator (PI) requested a no-cost extension for this project, which the Institute of Museum and Library Services approved. With the letter of approval, IMLS set a revised schedule for project status reports. Beginning July 1, 2002, status reports are due every six months. To respond to the revised schedule of status reports, this document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on this project since the last status report.
Date: July 1, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Status of Women and Girls in Dallas County: A Review of the Academic Literature

Description: Report for the Dallas Women's Foundation on a comprehensive assessment from 2000 to 2002 of the status of women and girls in Dallas County, including sections on economics, health, families, and adolescent girls.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Fawcett, Beth; Means, Frances; McDanel, Rodney A. & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The Adult Working-Age Population in the JPS Health Network in Tarrant County, Texas: A Report Submitted to the JPS Health Network Administration

Description: This report summarizes the results of a survey of adult, working-aged patients in a large, urban, tax-supported county healthcare system, consisting of an inpatient hospital facility and eight community health centers. The major objectives of this research project were to assess the patients' access to healthcare, factors affecting their access, and their health status.
Date: August 15, 2002
Creator: Eve, Susan Brown; Koelln, Kenneth; Trevino, Fernando M.; Urrutia-Rojas, Ximena & Baumer, Joane
Partner: UNT Honors College

An Assessment of the DART LRT on Taxable Property Valuations and Transit Oriented Development

Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, is an update on previous studies of the direct and indirect economic impacts of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. Two specific topics addressed in detail are how the proximity to an LRT station affected taxable property values and to what degree the DART rail is serving as a catalyst for transit-oriented development (TOD).
Date: September 2002
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public, and School Libraries: Final Report

Description: This document is the final report with the summary of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations for consideration by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board (TIFB) Library Working Group as part of the Needs Assessment Study of Texas Academic, Public and School Libraries. The report is the work of the Needs Assessment Study Team, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas. The study was conducted during the period of February through September 15, 2002. Funding for the study was provided by Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board
Date: October 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.; Simpson, Carol; Mason, Florence & Wetherbee, Louella
Partner: UNT College of Information