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 Denton

The 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.


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Toyota’s Relocation To Plano Will Create 1,000+ Unrelated Jobs

Employers 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.

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A general view of signage for the NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Final Four = Money “Madness” For Local Businesses

The 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.


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Local Businesses Worry About AA/US Air Merger Ripple Effect

In 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.


An exterior view of Cowboys Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Empty Cowboys Stadium Means Empty Pockets

The 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 Mavericks Fans Watch Game Six

Dallas Got $15 Million Boost From NBA Playoffs

Dallas did quite well during the NBA Playoffs, earning an estimated $15 to $16 million, according to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureaus.


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Dean Foods Reopening Oak Cliff Plant

More 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.


This giant Drew Brees greets you as you walk into the NFL Experience.

Cities Not Seeing Great Economic Boom From Super Bowl XLV

For 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.