1999 Geography of Retailing Dallas/Ft. Worth
Entrances & Exits: The city J.R. Ewing called home is enjoying a period of stability and well-managed growth as more and more people ditch the snow shovels and head south. Retail turnover is low. Newcomers include three Office Depot locations in Dallas, Denton and DeSoto, and two new CompUSAs that were once Computer City.
Economy: The city's economic development committee had a hand in bringing more than 7,745 jobs to the region in 1998, with 20 companies either relocating or expanding to the Dallas area. Dallas and the surrounding metropolitan areas are estimating the 1998 population to be upwards of 3.1 million, up 17.6 percent from 1990. And between November 1997 and November 1998, 8,200 new retail/wholesale jobs were created. A healthy home-start market translated into sales for some CE retailers here. Custom installers are packaging home theaters and high-end products with the homes as they're built.