Category: Tracking The Texas Economy…

6th Annual CCIM Central Texas Symposium

March 5, 2012

Excerpts from Dr. Mark Dotzour’s presentation at the CCIM Symposium in Austin, TX Jan. 31st To visualize the U.S. economy, picture a Jack-in-the-Box. Turn the crank, generate energy, and watch the crank pop up and release that energy. Watch how creating more energy produces job growth. People are still working and have a desire to […]

San Antonio is tops in Small Business Hiring Reports …

January 10, 2012

San Antonio’s reputation as an economic dynamo was polished this week by a report from a national payroll services company showing area small businesses increased hiring more than any other city in the U.S. last year. The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard showed that SurePayroll customers in San Antonio hired 8.3 percent more people in 2011, […]

Texas No. 1 in U.S. for biggest 5-year job gains

January 4, 2012

Texas added far more jobs than any other state in the country in the past five years. Nationwide, only six of the 50 states have more retail jobs today than they did at the end of 2006. That’s according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by On Numbers, a […]

Tracking the Texas Economy

August 31, 2011

The Texas oil and natural gas drilling rig count for August 2011 (882) was 24 percent higher than the August 2010 count, and the highest since a rig count of 899 in November 2008. This count represents the number of operating oil and natural gas rigs, on wells not yet plugged or producing. Strong growth […]

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