Category: Trends

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 […]

Housing Industry on Firmer Ground

January 11, 2012

Home builders are expected to start at least 10 percent more homes in 2012 than they did last year — the first double-digit bump for the industry since the 2006 market peak and subsequent downturn. And the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas could provide more opportunity for the local real estate industry. It’s […]

San Antonio has one of the best downtown scenes in America

October 11, 2011

San Antonio has earned the distinction of having one of the best downtowns in America, thanks in large part to the River Walk. After researching more than 500 downtown communities, the editors of included San Antonio in its Top 10 ranking of the most appealing downtowns in the United States. San Antonio ranked fourth […]

San Antonio tops the list of where employers are looking for people

September 19, 2011

It’s difficult to be optimistic about the bleak job market when unemployment is stuck at around 9.1 percent, but a survey just released by employment services firm ManpowerGroup offers hope for job seekers in many places around the country. … While the outlook is positive overall, the one-point drop from the third quarter is the […]

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 […]

Texas economist: Alamo City has momentum on its side

August 18, 2011

TXP Inc.’s Travis Tullos says it will take a strong punch to knock San Antonio of of its economic stride. Texas economist Travis Tullos says there is still nervousness and hesitation among consumers nationally. But he says San Antonio continues to build economic momentum despite the uncertainties across the U.S. and in other parts of […]

San Antonio is leading market for retail jobs, study shows

August 17, 2011

San Antonio is among the top cities in the United States for creating new retail jobs, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. San Antonio added 96,100 retail jobs through the five-year period ending June 2011, which translates to a growth rate of 4.12 percent. To Read The SABJ Article

San Antonio Sizzles

July 28, 2011

It’s the No. 4 boom town in the US, according to Forbes’, and it’s home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. So we took a quick trip down I-35 to San Antonio to see what all the fuss is about. Check out these stats: 3,200 new jobs were added in May, unemployment’s at […]

Texas bucks national unemployment trend

Finding work may not be quite that simple, but it sure seems that way. While the nation’s job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion. From June 2009 to June 2011 the state added 262,000 jobs, or half the USA’s […]

First Fortune, now the Journal says it’s the “time to buy”

June 7, 2011

Fortune magazine pronounced it was “time to buy” a little over a month ago, and it appears now that it’s the first of a series of media assertions that the moment has come for housing market transactions to kick it up a notch. The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 of article link page views includes […]

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