Dallas Booms Through Texas Oil Bust
The Dallas metropolitan division?s economy, buttressed by business relocations and consolidations, has expanded steadily since 2010, following the Great Recession. Growth sectors, which included business and financial services, defense and security, and transportation, powered Dallas and helped it pace the Texas economy after the energy price collapse.
Services, Construction Lead Texas as Manufacturing, Energy Soften
Sluggish growth in manufacturing is attributable to softening demand for durables, which appears tied to a slowing energy sector.
Incubating microfinance : the Texas border experience
Regional update : Texas metros drive state growth in 2006
Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: The Varied Fortunes of Four Smaller Metros
While Texas’ major metropolitan areas power the bulk of the state’s commercial activity, some smaller metros have worked to establish their place as part of the state’s economic mosaic.
Texas economy shakes off rough ride in 2009
While conditions remain weak, it appears that the Texas economy is on a steadier course after a rough ride last year. Recent economic data and anecdotal evidence suggest the worst of the state's economic woes may be over. Activity is growing in several sectors. The state maintains its traditional advantages--relatively low living costs, modest taxes, a central location and an attractive business climate. Barring further setbacks, the Texas economy should pick up steam in 2010 and beyond.
Single-family housing squeeze eases in Texas; multifamily soars
Single-family home sales in Texas?constrained by steadily rising prices, tight bank lending standards and insufficient new-house inventory?should gain traction in 2015. A booming apartment market moderates slightly amid still-elevated construction activity, occupancy rates and rents.