Category: Tracking The Texas Economy…

San Antonio Number 1 Location for Conferences

December 4, 2015

Every year more and more business seem to be putting down roots in the Alamo city. Based on a recent Smartasset Study San Antonio is also the best city to hold a conference. Using the average number of hotels, average hotel room rate, each city’s violent crime rate, average restaurant cost per meal and distance […]

San Antonio Makes Hottest Zip Code List

September 21, 2015 shared its list of the hottest zip codes in America earlier this month. According to economic data, homes in these 10 zip codes sell 4 to 9 times faster than the national average and spend 20 days less on the market. Among this list is San Antonio’s North Central 78247. This reminds readers that […]

Texas Job Market Continues to Grow

February 23, 2015

Texas job market continues to grow. At the end of 2014 Texas’ unemployment rate was the lowest it’s been since 2008, at 4.6 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The San Antonio-New Braunfels’ unemployment rate was even lower than Texas’ as a whole at 3.8 percent. Texas Workforce Commission Chairman, Andres Alcantar said, all […]

Texas will continue to be a major leader in 2015

February 20, 2015

Texas has been a major leader in economic growth for the country and 2015 promises to be no different.  Texas CEO Magazine’s 2015 Economic Forecast: Momentum published at the end of 2014 examined the Industry wide look at Texas’ economy as well as predictions for next year. 4 economic panels took place in November in […]

San Antonio’s Growth Highlighted at 2014 CCIM Symposium

December 9, 2014

The 2014 CCIM Symposium was very informative. REOC’S Kimberly S. Gatley gave wonderful presentation on how San Antonio was making waves. This year San Antonio has been named Time’s Most Romantic city, Conde Nast Traveler’s 3rd friendliest city,’s 2nd most patriotic city.  With one of the nation’s largest population growths in the last year, […]

Whats Missing From Your Investment Portfolio? San Antonio

November 10, 2014

Are investors missing out on opportunity in San Antonio because it remains in the shadow of Dallas, Houston and Austin? Some people think currently that’s the case. San Antonio continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Gabriel Silverstein recently said in an article for Real Estate Bisnow, that “If San […]

San Antonio Is The Place To Be For Millennials

July 31, 2014

San Antonio has been ranked #1 on’s list of top cities for millennials. Because of its continuous growth, job opportunities and affordable living millennials are making it home.  The top ten list also included Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston. Read the article here: Why The Southwest Is The New Capital Of Influence 

Texas Housing Market Continues to Improve

July 30, 2014

The June 27, 2014 Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook provides evidence that Texas will continue to lead the economy. People are finding jobs and buying homes at an increasing rate.  Alongside reports of continued job growth, oil and natural gas production, and consumer confidence, the housing market is seeing positive growth. According to the report over […]

Retail Sales Flourish in the Lone Star State

July 10, 2014

Texas has become a center of economic development and growth. According to the Texas Retail Outlook Survey on May 28, 2014 retail sales have increased the past 11 months in comparison to last year’s numbers. Across the board Texas continues to see an overall improvement in business issues compared to May 2013. For more visit […]

Texas #8 in GDP Growth

July 1, 2014

Once again Texas ranks as an economic power house. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked Texas #8 for gross domestic product growth in 2013. Many companies and people are relocating to Texas adding to the growth. One of the business fields with the most expansion is the electronics industry adding much […]

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