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DFW International Airport And North Texas Commission Launch Www.Keepdfwstrong.Com

Coalition Web Site Aims To Educate, Inform Public On North Texas Travel Issues

DFW International Airport, Texas (February 7, 2005) - DFW International Airport and the North Texas Commission have launched an informational Web site www.keepdfwstrong.com to educate and inform the public on issues relating to the Wright Amendment and the North Texas economy. 

"There are a number of people and organizations saying a lot of different things on the subject of the Wright Amendment. We believe it is important for everyone to have accurate, factual information regarding this issue," said Ken Capps, vice president of public affairs at DFW International Airport. "The issue has far reaching impact on our economy, our region and hundreds of thousands of jobs." 

The site includes key economic facts and historical information for use by the traveling public, news media and other interested parties. It is easy to navigate with substantive links so users can obtain a full appreciation of why keeping this legislation in place is important and why keeping the economic engine of North Texas strong is vital to the continued growth and success of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities and counties. 

The site's front page features letters from North Texas Commission President and CEO Dan Petty and DFW International Airport CEO Jeff Fegan. The site also highlights the Airport's contributions to the North Texas economy, particularly in the area of minority/women-owned businesses. A "Myth v. Fact" section is aimed at clearing up misinformation on the topic, and a "sign-up" feature will e-mail recipients the latest information regarding the issue. 

The North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The Commission is the one and only public-private regional organization committed to enhancing the overall economic vitality and quality of life of North Texas. For more information: www.ntc-dfw.org.

Editors: To arrange interviews, contact Ken Capps, Vice President, Public Affairs at 972-574-8080 or kcapps@dfwairport.com.