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Report names Texas best southern state for entrepreneurship

October 4, 2012

Texas is the best southern state for entrepreneurship, according to a report from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. This year’s U.S. State Entrepreneurship Index ranks Texas No. 8, up three spots from last year, university officials said in an Oct. 2 statement. Massachusetts ranks No. 1, followed by North Dakota, California, New York and Minnesota. […]

Texas economy approaching pre-recession levels

September 26, 2012

Texas’ economy activity ticked up slightly in July to an index level to 99.0, according to the Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index. The index is baselined to 2008, indicating that a reading of 100.0 points means that the Texas economy is performing at early recession levels. “The Texas economy reversed its June dip, growing […]

Texas Private Sector Growing Faster Than The Nation’s

According to the College Station Real Estate Center latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the state gained 261,000 non agricultural jobs from August 2011 to August 2012, an annual growth rate of 2.5percent compared with 1.4 percent for the United States  (refer to Table 1 and Figure 1).  The state’s private sector added 270,900 […]

Texas Economy Outpaces Nation’s

August 28, 2012

The Texas economy continues to grow at a rate higher than the national average, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy. The state gained 226,800 nonagricultural jobs from July 2011 to July 2012, an annual growth rate of 2.2 percent compared with 1.4 percent for the United States. The state’s […]

Texas posts strong performance in recent employment anaylsis

August 24, 2012

Texas was also one of only 11 states that posted construction employment growth on a month-to-month basis as well. In all, the Lone Star State’s construction industry added 200 jobs between June and July of this year. Meanwhile, California’s construction sector shed 1,200 jobs between June and July 2012. Just how long the stronger performers […]

Houston’s job creation is the fastest nationwide, Comerica report says

August 23, 2012

Houston is outperforming the U.S. in many economic indicators, especially in job growth, according to the latest Comerica Regional Economic Update. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area’s payroll job creation was up 3.4 percent on a year-to-year basis for the second quarter. That’s the fastest-growing job creation of any major metropolitan area in the U.S., Comerica Bank said. After […]

Upward trend continues for San Antonio housing market

August 22, 2012

Sales, average price, median price — the numbers were up in all three categories in July, according to the latest housing market report by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR). At the end of July 2012, the average price of a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area stood at $196,846 — marking a […]

Austin, Round Rock among nation’s fastest growing cities

July 2, 2012

Austin, Round Rock and Texas, my how you keep growing. Among the fastest-growing U.S. cities with populations of 100,000 or more, Round Rock ranked second, and Austin ranked third, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report out today, the first population estimates of the nation’s cities since the 2010 census. Round Rock grew by […]

Texas named leading state for Commercial Real Estate Development

May 14, 2012

Texas’ development accounted for $7.9 billion in spending and 150,101 jobs supported in 2011, according to the report “How Office, Industrial and Retail Development and Construction to the U.S. Economy in 2011.” After Texas, New York ranked second with $6.5 billion in spending and 83,762 jobs supported; West Virginia ranked third with $5.9 billion in […]

San Antonio remains a buyers market

April 18, 2012

Home prices, sales rising… Home sales has risen 6.1 percent, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, which released its March home sales data last week. “This is the first time since 2007 that real estate feels like it did back in 2007,” said Deborah Myers of Keller Williams “If a good property comes on the […]

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