Dallas Market Center releases economic impact findings

Study shows market's full impact totals $1.2 billion
Dallas Market Center announced that an independent research consultant conducted a study on the market center, finding that the marketplace has a direct impact of more than $406 million on its local economy - with a full economic impact of Dallas Market activities equaling $1.2 billion. The average turnover of a dollar spent in Texas is three times.

About 375,000 people visit Dallas Market Center's campus each year, including more than 75,000 buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries. An estimated 10,000 people work in Dallas showrooms during major markets. Of this figure, the market center employs about 220 full-time associates and 125 seasonal or part-time associates.

Dallas Market Center was founded in 1957 by pioneering real estate developer Trammell Crow and is managed by Market Center Management Company. The market center consists of four buildings that total more than 5 million square feet. Dallas Market Center holds about 50 trade and special events each year, including four Total Home & Gift Markets and five Apparel & Accessories Markets. The largest markets each attract more than 40,000 attendees.

Additionally, Dallas Market is located in one of the healthiest economic regions in the U.S. with consumer spending outperforming most areas in the country, according to a press release. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations.
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