The Economic Development Advisory Council of the Chamber, a group of the Chamber’s top Investors and civic leaders, led by Mark Dailey, Senior Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer with Flowserve Corporation, met Tuesday, November 5th. In addition to introducing new Investors joining the Council, the meeting focused on the Irving residential market with Tina Swenson, CRP, SGMS, Vice President-Ebby Halliday Realtors presenting a residential update, Dr. Jason Saving, Senior Research Economist & Advisor with the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank providing an economic outlook for business, and economic development results presented by John Bonnot, Director of Business Recruitment and Chris Wallace, President/CEO from the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber.

Dr. Saving pointed out that the North Texas area has recovered from the downturn of 2008-2009, but is experiencing only moderate growth. Ms. Swenson emphasized that there is a low inventory of homes, and now would be a good time to prepare your home to go on the market in early Spring. The Irving Economic Development Partnership was involved with 27 successful recruitment and retention projects during the 2013 fiscal year which resulted in $1.9 billion in economic output, and more than 10,000 jobs either created or retained for Irving residents. Mayor Beth Van Duyne introduced Interim City Manager Steve McCullough, and gave an update on the positive impact of DFW International Airport on the business and residential community of Irving.

For more information on becoming a member of the Economic Development Advisory Council, contact Marvin Bond, VP Investor Relations at the Chamber, 214-995-2397.

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