Texas Gets It Right

June 17th, 2015

The Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular session just a week or so ago, and, from the perspective of many of us, a lot was done that will help propel the state toward continue economic success. The fiscally conservative stance …

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The 4 Reasons We Chose to Retire in Texas

May 27th, 2015

Lee & Ann P.’s Texas Story

We are originally Chicagoans who had long planned to retire there when the time came. Last year, we did retire and decided to stay here in the Austin area. Many reasons were considered, but …

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Texans Aren’t Sheepish About Success

April 21st, 2015

I love the winter and early spring in Texas because, just like the bluebonnets, rodeos are blooming all across the state. One of my all time rodeo favorites is the mutton busting events for little kids, boys and girls, generally …

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The Texas Model

April 14th, 2015

Thanks to our state’s traditional ‘can do’ approach to life and business, Texas has long been the preferred destination for risk takers and entrepreneurs, including two very intelligent leaders from Sweden I met at the South by Southwest conference. They …

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America Needs the Texas Economy to Keep on Rolling

February 14th, 2015

by Joel Kotkin, Forbes

In the last decade, Texas emerged as America’s new land of opportunity — if you will, America’s America. Since the start of the recession, the Lone Star State has been responsible for the majority of employment 

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Texas Doesn’t Break Your Bank

October 9th, 2014

by Susan Combs

Growing up as the daughter of a very cost conscious father had the beneficial effect of making me cost conscious as well. When you never know if it is going to rain over the summer, or whether …

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Led by oil and gas, Texas No. 1 in U.S. for exports

October 6th, 2014

by David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News

Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

That marked a 183 percent increase over

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Texas economy humming, could get $8.4 billion for rainy day

August 12th, 2014

by Matthew Waller, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

AUSTIN — Texas’ economy continues to outpace the country as a whole — in job growth, in employment and in personal income, resulting in the possibility of a tax decrease for businesses.

If Texas …

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Texas Cities Top Rankings in Recession Recovery Study

July 30th, 2014

by Aaron Reiss, Houston Press

The Great Recession is a thing of the past in Texas, according to a study by Wallet Hub.

The website ranked the economic recoveries from the Great Recession of America’s 150 largest cities by non-metro …

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Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

July 23rd, 2014

by Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes

The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine …

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