Will The Latest COVID Spike Impact The Economy In The Fall? North Texas CEOs Make Predictions

Just as North Texas seemed to be heading into a post-COVID world, the Delta variant and high levels of unvaccinated residents have contributed to a skyrocketing number of cases.

While more than 2,000 patients across North Texas were hospitalized this week and Dallas County fights an executive order banning mask mandates, many businesses are struggling to get a hold on where the spike in cases leaves them.

The Dallas Business Journal staff spoke to CEOs and other decision-makers based in Dallas-Fort Worth about what they see in their respective industries and what the ballooning numbers could mean for their third and fourth quarter strategy.

Economic Development:
Beth Bowman, president and CEO, Irving Economic Development Partnership and Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

“Throughout the ongoing pandemic, our businesses have continued to evaluate their real estate decisions, whether on a remote-office structure or by location. Our pipeline of prospects continues to remain full. We will continue to work with these customers day-in and day-out to ensure our businesses here, in our community, have the support they need to keep their doors open, while also working with businesses looking for a new home in Irving-Las Colinas that provides a high quality of life, talented workforce and business-friendly, cost-savings environment.”

Presented by Dallas Business Journal.