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.