Abbott says businesses can operate at 50% capacity, theme parks can reopen amid COVID

"Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that nearly all businesses may increase their capacity to 50% amid the novel coronavirus’ outbreak, with even larger crowds allowed by the end of the month...Amusement parks and carnivals may also reopen at limited capacity in counties with less than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and starting June 19 may also operate at 50% capacity in the remaining counties that have more cases."

Gov. Greg Abbott to let restaurants, movie theaters and malls open with limited capacity Friday

"Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he will let the state's stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic."

Could Amazon be opening another fulfillment center in DFW?

"It appears that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) might be opening yet another fulfillment center in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to multiple reports. Recent plans submitted to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation describe an unnamed tenant that would be taking a 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Irving near DFW International Airport...According to a report by the Dallas Morning News, some local real estate brokers have said that Amazon is looking at the property along with a similarly sized building in Fort Worth."

Here’s How Many People Are Leaving The Hotel California And Checking Into DFW

"From the arrival of the In-N-Out burger chain to the open-air retail shopping mall concept and breezy environmentally sound high-end homes, Dallas-Fort Worth for a long time has mirrored the commercial and residential trends of Southern California. Now, a report from CommercialCafé is putting numbers behind everyone’s suspicion that Californians themselves are flocking to the Metroplex."

DFW Needs To Build 19,000 Apartments Annually To Keep Up With Demand

"Apartments are a huge part of the Dallas-Fort Worth economy, responsible for billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs a year, and yet there are not nearly enough of them...And when it comes to apartment rehabilitation and renovation projects, DFW shows its economic potential with renovations and repairs alone pushing about $2B into the local economy and creating up to 7,000 jobs yearly..."

Bullish On Fort Worth: 4 Things To Watch In Cowtown

Bisnow | October 17, 2018 | Kerry Curry - "When XTO Energy...dusted off its boots and left Cowtown for Houston, the blow was expected to be devastating for a city known for its storied oil history...Still, even with the shock of losing a beloved corporation, Fort Worth is holding its own, and several of its commercial real estate sectors are thriving thanks to a strong jobs market, a diversified economy and a growing city with a business-friendly climate. A new ranking by WalletHub named Fort Worth the nation's sixth-fastest-growing large city in the United States. The city's multifamily and retail sectors are particularly hot with high occupancies and plenty of new developments either opening or on the way."

4 Reasons Data Centers Are Moving To Dallas

Bisnow | July 19, 2018 | Tara Lerman - "With over 70 data centers, DFW is gaining momentum as one of the top data center markets in the country. It is not a coincidence that so many data centers are moving to Dallas, especially since major corporations such as State Farm, Toyota North America, Huawei, Samsung and McKesson have recently relocated to the area. And the data center boom isn't slowing down."

The Real Estate Rankings Of Amazon’s 19 U.S. HQ2 Finalists

Bisnow | June 18, 2018 | Champaign Williams - "When Amazon released its request for proposals for a second headquarters, the tech giant outlined several key preferences that would factor heavily into its decision: proximity to densely populated city centers, access to a strong labor force that could eventually fill 50,000 jobs and a strong quality of life." Dallas is in the Top 10 of the Amazon HQ2 Finalists due to its "strong tech labor force working in its favor and a tax structure that sets it apart from the competition."

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