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Economic Impact

SXSW Has An $315M Economic Impact In Austin SXSW organizers say a new report they commissioned showed this year's festival having a $315 million impact on the Austin economy. Officials say 134,000 people attended at least one SXSW event in March.
Hundreds Expected At Meeting To Decide Fracking In DentonThe City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.
Toyota's Relocation To Plano Will Create 1,000+ Unrelated JobsEmployers and workers at the Main Street Bistro in Plano's Legacy Shops believe Toyota's corporate move down the road will accelerate their business and hiring.
Final Four = Money "Madness" For Local BusinessesThe Final Four officially arrives in North Texas on April 2. The last teams standing are scheduled to arrive in Arlington and a whole lot of cash will follow them.
Local Businesses Worry About AA/US Air Merger Ripple EffectIn the wake of a possible merger between American Airlines' parent company AMR Corp. and US Airways some small businesses are worried about their bottom lines.
Empty Cowboys Stadium Means Empty PocketsThe lingering NFL lockout isn’t just impacting football players and owners. It’s also having a big impact on the livelihoods of businesses and people who depend on the games.
Dallas Got $15 Million Boost From NBA PlayoffsDallas did quite well during the NBA Playoffs, earning an estimated $15 to $16 million, according to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
Dean Foods Reopening Oak Cliff PlantMore jobs are coming to a part of Dallas that really needs them. Dallas-based Dean Foods plans to reopen a food processing plant in Oak Cliff.
Cities Not Seeing Great Economic Boom From Super Bowl XLVFor all the glamor and attendance a Super Bowl brings, it is not the cash jackpot you might imagine. Despite having the game and many of the events around it, The City of Arlington might only make just over $1 Million.