JLL Panel: Region’s Explosive Growth Presents Challenges, Opportunities

Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about future job and population growth in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.

By Hilary Lau

With a population that’s 6.7 million strong, Dallas-Fort Worth has experienced exponential growth over the past decade. Last year, the region added 132,000 residents, making it the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan area. At this rate, DFW’s population will reach 9 million in the next 12 years.
“I see no reason for these trends not to continue,” said Bernard “Bud” Weinstein, adjunct professor of business economics at SMU’s Cox School of Business. “The next 30 years is going to be very, very promising for this area.”
Weinstein was among the panelists at an event hosted by Jones Lang LaSalle last week to talk about the area’s growth and what it means. He was joined by...