It’s quite an amazing project that we’re working on and you don’t want to miss a second,” Beck said. “And you will be the first to see the future…” The Wall Street Journal reports that GBTV is on track to take in more than 20-million dollars in its first year alone.
The Irving Chamber of Commerce says it expects to get a share of that action. “It’s been great for us,” said the Director of Business Development Leanne Weymouth. “It’s going to create a significant amount of jobs and tourism, increased tourism for us.”
The Mayor of Irving says she is asked all the time if this is a good thing for the city considering Beck can be a polarizing, controversial personality. “And I’d say he’s no more controversial than the Dallas Cowboys, especially after this last season,” said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “You know, love him or not he has a very strong presence and he has a very strong following.” The mayor says Beck could also help attract other big name broadcasters or prime time productions to North Texas.
Courtesy of CW33 KDAF-TV