University of North Texas Economics Research Group

Exclusive: DFW ‘creative economy’ is biggest in state at $34B

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 - 6:40am

By Bill Hethcock

Austin may be weird and all, but it’s not as creative as Dallas Fort Worth, according to a new report.

North Texas’ creative economy – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums, architectural firms and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly 205,000 jobs and $34 billion annually to the region, and it’s growing fast.

That’s the conclusion of a report...