Texas is on a roll. Through these last years of economic downturn, the Lone Star State has taken its hits, but fared better than most. And that’s not by accident. It’s due to public policies that often at least attempt an ideological approach compatible with limited government and economic freedom principles.
In business, population and income, there’s no doubt that Texas is on the rise. Texas experienced more high-paying job growth than the rest of the country over the last 13 years, according to new research from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The state has also been the top domestic immigration destination in the country since 2006, the Fed found. Businesses are coming to Texas in droves, hiring new employees and raising salaries for existing workers. Because of the migration and job growth, the Dallas-San Antonio-Austin economy now produces more than $700 billion in economic output per year, ranking among the biggest 25 economies in the world, according to an analysis from the Martin Prosperity Institute.
With examining growth in population, employment and income from 2009 to 2012, the site compiled this “Top 10 Cities on the Rise” list:
- The Woodlands
- Del Rio
- Big Spring
- University Park
- College Station
Click here for a detailed account of this ranking.