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Don’t Mess With Texas Job Growth


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Austin and Texas have done it again! Topping lists is something we are good at these days, especially when it comes to business and the economy. You could say that those at Forbes think highly of the Lone Star State and our wonderful capital.

Which list did we top this time? Of the 10 Best Cities for Future Job Growth until 2015, Austin is No. 1 along with six other Texas cities closely in tow, four of them being in the top five! Give yourselves a quick pat on the back Texas, you deserve it.

Top 10 Cities for Future Job Growth

  1. Austin, TX
  2. McAllen, TX
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Fort Worth, TX
  5. Ocala, FL
  6. Santa Cruz, CA
  7. Salt Lake City, UT
  8. Dallas, TX
  9. Laredo, TX
  10. Brownsville, TX

Our ever so appealing culture and economy has helped Austin earn the top spot with great economic statistics that have been bringing in top companies from all over. These economic statistics that boost our city’s popularity include an above average median income of $60,000, a low unemployment rate of 5.5 percent, and most importantly an annual job growth of 4 percent. Companies like Facebook, Google Fiber, Apple and AT&T have all recently shown great interest in us.

As a writer from Culture Map strongly puts it, “Texas is poised for serious growth” and we couldn’t agree more.

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