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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

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.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Seman, Michael & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

At the Fair

Description: The painting depicts an outdoor carnival or festival with booths, sun shielded with awnings, selling items while in the background a tent is visible. Children play and men and women walk around the fair grounds. Large trees complete the background.
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Date: 1877
Creator: Lassalle, Camille-LĂ©opold
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design