"Texas has some of the strictest laws in the U.S. against gambling, but that isn’t deterring integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. from making an aggressive play to introduce resort-style casinos into the Lone Star State...Sands building in Texas could be mutually beneficial: Casinos can create jobs, feed significant tax revenue into state coffers and draw tourists and convention-goers to a region. And if Sands gets gambling legalization passed, it could tap into a market with major profit potential."
"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the state will allow all businesses in Texas to reopen at 100% capacity next week, ending nearly a year of emergency restrictions and occupancy limits across the state."
"The Fort Worth area added more than 15,000 jobs through the city’s economic development incentives last year with private investment totaling $4.6 billion...the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce said 50,000 jobs were added in the past year. That included highly-skilled positions in biotechnology, aviation and transportation automation and healthcare..."
"In one of the largest economic development projects in Austin's history, electric automaker Tesla says it will build a $1.1 billion assembly plant in Travis County that will employ 5,000 people...Tesla officials previously have said they intend to break ground on the factory by the third quarter of this year, although CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that initial work at the site actually began last weekend."
"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."
Bisnow Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate News | March 21, 2018 | Jeremiah Jensen - "Once DFW’s hidden gem in the multifamily market, Fort Worth is entering a more mature market stage with barriers to entry rising. Soaring development costs and competition ramping up in the market make good deals hard to come by in Fort Worth on both the value-add and the new-build sides. Welcome to the Thunderdome..."
Bisnow Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate News | August 31, 2017 | Jeremiah Jensen - "It has been one week since Hurricane Harvey first hit Texas (and mere days since it left), so it is hard to say with any certainty how the Texas economy will respond over the next six months to a year...whether or not Dallas sees an increase [in multifamily activity] will largely depend on how many people decide to move from Houston."