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Economic Development Journal - Spring 2014


"Coopetition": A Regional Approach Is Driving Big Business to North Texas
by David Berzina, CEcD, FM and Mike Rosa
In an age of fierce competition for new corporate relocations and expansions, the Dallas-Fort Worth region has successfully adopted a collaborative approach that proves the whole is larger than the sum of the parts.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Economic Development Organizations


Convergence, Connectivity, Creativity: The AllianceTexas® Story
by J. Vann Cunningham
Over the past quarter century, AllianceTexas® has emerged as an extraordinary 18,000-acre master planned, mixed-use community located in North Fort Worth.
Tags: Business Attraction and Marketing, Rural Development


Airports and Regions: The Economic Connection - The Economic Impact of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Provides a Model Case Study for the Significant Contributions of the Airport to the North Texas Region
by Leslie Ensign
The North Texas region is the fourth largest and fastest growing in the nation, thanks in large part to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s role as connector, facilitator, and home to local, domestic, and global business for the past 40 years.
Tags: Analysis and Impacts, Business Attraction and Marketing


A Fort Worth Renaissance: How the Trinity River Vision Project Is Shaping the Future of Fort Worth
by J.D. Granger
The Trinity River Vision is capitalizing on Fort Worth’s recent population boom and churning out a project to tackle the next phase of growth. Instead of looking to suburban sprawl, this cutting-edge project is occurring in Fort Worth’s urban core and nearly doubling the size of the central city district.
Tags: Sustainability, Quality of Life


Electricity as an Indispensable Economic Driver: Competitive Pricing and an Innovative System Attract Business to Texas
by Terry Preuninger, P.E.
Reliable and cost-effective electricity is a vital component of a robust economy. In Texas, a business-friendly state with a booming energy sector and growing population, the electricity industry is the oil between the gears – it keeps economic development expanding at an impressive rate.
Tags: Incentives, Sustainability


Dallas-Fort Worth: Responding to the Financial Crisis and the Arrival of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
by Dan Healy
On the back of the 2008 financial crisis, municipalities such as Dallas-Fort Worth responded opportunistically by entering into public-private partnerships with EB-5 fund managers. This unique model aligns the interests of cities, developers, EB-5 fund managers, and global investors alike.
Tags: Economic Recovery, Finance


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