Economic Development

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July 20th, 2005

City should make sector its business, say those who have built on area’s promise It’s 6 a.m. in South Dallas, and it sounds like business. Sanders whine, saws screech and staple guns add a pop-pop-pop percussion on the factory floor of Continental Cabinets. For 13 years, James Bradley West and his wife, Beverly, have planted [...]

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City in Transition

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July 20th, 2005

First steps on a long journey Eighteen months after our initial report, Dallas has NEW LEADERS who are PLANNING more but facing the same PROBLEMS. There are real-life CONSEQUENCES. By TANYA EISERER, SCOTT FARWELL, EMILY RAMSHAW and ANGELA SHAH “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and [...]

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To boost the economy, look toward the neglected southern sector

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July 20th, 2004

Ten years ago, Dallas City Council members sat around their horseshoe table at City Hall, agreeing with a consulting firm’s advice to focus on redeveloping the southern sector. It was time, they said, for the city to finally take action. The result? Retail and other business activity in the southern sector remains anemic compared with [...]

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An economic prowess proves to be weaker than expected

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July 20th, 2004

People come to Dallas to make money. And for good reason — generations have prospered here, aided by the city’s midcontinent location, strong transportation network, business-friendly environment and talented workforce. But Dallas’ powerful economic engine has stalled. For Dallas Inc., business is not good. The company has underinvested in core operations, is losing target customers [...]

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