Office of Economic Development Offers a Look at Where Dallas Lives, Works and Spends

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Click to enlarge this look-see from this afternoon's council briefing
A couple of months back the council's Economic Development Committee got a look at Dallas's workforce and jobs courtesy the Office of Economic Development, which asked: Does the city have the "wrong workforce or the wrong jobs?" Said the briefing, reiterating a familiar catchphrase uttered in recent years, the city's done better than the country following the economic catastrophe of 2008, but slowly the city's unemployment rate "is converging" to the national stats.

This afternoon that discussion continues: The Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee find themselves face-to-face with Daniel Oney, a researcher in the OED who comes bearing a mixed bag of info titled "Economic Overview and Fiscal Links," which is more riveting than the title suggests. With charts, graphs and maps Oney breaks down what's being torn down and built up and where ("New construction permits for single family units have been completed all over the city, with concentrations in Preston Hollow area of north Dallas and in-town neighborhoods near the Central Business District"), who's spending how much in which part of town and who's coming and going when it comes to workforce and plain ol' population.

One page shows where apartments have been razed, creating what the OED calls "population-loss hot spots." Further down's a look at single-family home sale, which reveals that the "number of active listings [is] down 17-32% in all areas except Oak Lawn, which is only down 5% since October 2010." Also: "East Dallas is by far the most active area, with the most sales and the most active listings. Third highest $/sq ft." Tune in at 1:30 for the whole ball of melting wax.
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Jakesfamily
Jakesfamily

Certain folks are getting a real deal on their real estate taxes and evaluation!! Check out the tax and evaluation of property at 2720 Sylvan. The value has plunged or rather the assessed value. The drawn plot of buildings omits one - the nicest. Somebody is getting by with taxurder here! The investment group and partners use several variations of their name! This is an example of why Dallas claims poverty!

zaner
zaner

Jobs data aside, it also turns out that if you squint at a map of Dallas, it sort of looks like Wall-E is waving at you: http://bit.ly/vQhpTf

I said sort of.

Sammy
Sammy

East Dallas is the most active area because of its good DISD schools. There have been double digit increases in prices in the last two quarterly sales reports.

Los_Politico
Los_Politico

They skipped your slide!

Amazing how little brain power the council is working with. Their questions underscore a lack of cognitive ability.  

Paul
Paul

I wonder what JWP and EBJ have to say about this?

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Well, given the fact that JWP lives in DeSoto, whereas EBJ lives in Victory Park (when she's not in DC), I suspect that both of them could care less.

Paul
Paul

It was intended more that the "southern sector" has seen a decline in both population and housing and what have these two "South Dallas Leaders" done about it.

I wish the ability of the visitors and commentators to this blog to identify and recognize  sarcasm, irony, rhetorical remarks and general snarkiness would go up just a notch or two.

Have a nice day.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

What about my reply makes you think that I didn't "identify and recognize (the) sarcasm, irony, rhetorical remarks and general snarkiness" inherent in your original post?

You have a nice day, as well.  Cheers.

Darrd2010
Darrd2010

I like how DISD is ABSENT from the report when it concerns reasons for the 'lack of growth' in Dallas along with being addicted to multi family housing(apartments). Then to add a little extra kick, Tennell throws in how Dallas is not amongst those who are reaping revenue due to the lack of drilling.

I often wondered how he felt about the topic, now it's apparent that he thinks we should have it.Trouble is, the industry doesn't seem to think that there is very much there to drill. At least, that's what they have said.

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