AUSTIN – A report released this week by the Brookings Institution is the latest to highlight the Lone Star State’s strong jobs climate, finding that Texas leads the nation in job creation with Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Dallas and McAllen creating more jobs now than before the recession. According to the report, Austin saw the highest percentage increase in jobs of any city in the nation.
“Texas continues to set a national example for job growth, and I’m proud the Lone Star State is home to six out of the 14 cities that have more jobs now than before the recession,” Gov. Perry said. “Our low taxes, predictable regulations, fair courts, skilled workforce and low cost of living have made Texas the best state in the nation to live, work, raise a family and run a business.”
Story from The Nueces County Record Star
Click HERE to view the March 2013 Metro Monitor by Brookings
Texas’ Largest City Retail Markets
Ranked by Retail Sales
- Houston $35,354,740
- San Antonio $17,184,282
- Dallas $14,302,985
- Austin $10,813,562
- Fort Worth $6,972,843
- El Paso $6,273,122
- Plano $5,051,826
- Arlington $4,337,696
- Lubbock $3,712,894
- Corpus Christi $3,510,956
- Amarillo $3,045,808
- Irving $2,614,418
- McAllen $2,543,238
- Laredo $2,322,058
- Grapevine $2,145,316
- Midland $2,116,391
- Tyler $1,982,494
- Odessa $1,919,992
- Frisco $1,907,790
- Beaumont $1,738,145
- Round Rock $1,733,754
- McKinney $1,676,749
- Lewisville $1,636,204
- Garland $1,620,307
- Longview $1,580,033
- Waco $1,576,559
- Abilene $1,529,864
- Denton $1,497,635
- Kileen $1,473,472
- Brownsville $1,458,260
- Grand Prarie $1,456,927
- Conroe $1,402,045
- Richardson $1,384,651
- Carrollton $1,372,928
- Mesquite $1,355,313
- Pasadena $1,298,308
- San Angelo $1,266,224
- San Marcos $1,232,234
- Witchita Falls $1,217,493
- Victoria $1,199,065
- Sugar Land $1,162,431
- New Braunfels $1,061,042
- College Station $1,058,569
- Hurst $1,050,033
- Georgetown $1,004,335
- Temple $962,012
- Pearland $961,964
- Baytown $961,613
- Sherman $961,613
- Harlingen $913,931
Texas State $264,247,639
Source: 2012 Texas Retail Survey
Previously ranked #3, McAllen moves up to the #2 spot in the Ten Least Expensive Urban Areas in the Cost of Living Index (COLI) released by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER.
Household growth rates are slowing in Texas along with the national projections, yet the state tallies five separate metropolitan areas in the Top 10 for projected percentage increase in the number of households. The Austin, Fort Hood, San Antonio, Houston and McAllen/Mission metropolitan areas all have projected household growth rates above 6.6 percent for the five-year period.
“Projected household growth is a critical indicator for the economic prospects of a specific geographic area, and this data can help real estate, retail and a range of other businesses plan their growth strategy scientifically,” said John O’Hara, president of Pitney Bowes Software.
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According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas takes up 6 of the top 10 spots on the list, in terms of percentage change.
The top 3 metros in the nation for positive percentage change are:
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In this latest edition of McAllen Economic Development Corporation’s Newsletter, we feature the 20th Anniversary from Alcom de Mexico, Inc. in Reynosa, and Alpine Electronics of America’s World Supplier Expo at the McAllen Convention Center.
President and CEO, Keith Patridge, provides his thoughts on 2012 and an outlook for 2013.
Also included, end of year market summaries for McAllen and Reynosa, as well as updates from the McAllen EB5 Regional Center.
Complete 2012 Winter Newsletter
Categories: Awards / Recognition, Education, Industrial Reports, Learn, Live, McAllen Company, McAllen Distribution, McAllen Events, McAllen News Rankings, MEDC Events, Reynosa, Uncategorized, Work
The McAllen/Reynosa binational industrial market had plenty of activity to speak of for 2012.
Access each report individually to check the pulse of our vibrant manufacturing community, and discover how this binational region is able to offer world-class operations unique competitive advantages!
Complete McAllen/Reynosa Industrial Market Reviews
Categories: Awards / Recognition, Education, Industrial Reports, Learn, Live, McAllen Company, McAllen Distribution, McAllen News Rankings, Reynosa, Uncategorized, Work
In the latest McAllen EDC Newsletter issue, we get the insights of women in manufacturing plants in our region, and we report on current industrial activity on both sides of the border.
Complete McAllen EDC Newsletter – Summer 2012
Proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border has been a key selling point for this fast-growing metro area. Companies like Nokia, Panasonic, General Electric, and T-Mobile have built facilities here, and other large employers include two universities, five major hospitals, and a major customs and border patrol station that has received some of the $90 billion in new federal funding for border security.
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The Office Of Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas Wide Open for Business released their latest “Texas Brags” list.
McAllen appears as one of four Texas metros listed in the 20 Overall Strongest Performing Metro Areas in the U.S., according to the Brookings Institute.
Great job, McAllen!!!