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Journal Article
Texas Housing Market Soars to New Highs, Pricing Out Many

Texas? low cost of living has been one key long-term factor in the state?s growth story?sustaining the economy through oil booms and busts. However, unprecedented home price appreciation and tight supply of starter homes during the housing recovery have eroded this advantage.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q1 , Pages 15-18

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Texas Industrial Building Booms as Economy, Population Grow

A significant portion of Texas? recent construction activity has been industrial building, with Dallas?Fort Worth leading the nation and Houston among the top six markets. Burgeoning e-commerce, state population gains and an expanding export market have contributed to the growth spurt that has included increases in transportation and logistics employment.
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter , Pages 7-10

Industry clusters in Texas


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Harvey Highlights Houston MUD Bond Development Funding

Historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey struck many Houston housing developments whose infrastructure was funded with municipal utility district (MUD) bonds. The tax-exempt debt has been widely used in the Houston area, and in the storm?s aftermath, MUD bond issuance has come under review with the possibility investors may seek greater future compensation.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 3-7

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Snapshot: conference to consider Texas residential real estate amid oil slump

Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 20-20

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.
Dallas Fed Economics

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Regional update : Texas midyear report favorable

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 15

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.
Dallas Fed Economics

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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.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 3-7

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Texas economy feels national pinch

Helped somewhat by a weak dollar and strong exports, Texas has shed manufacturing jobs at a 1.4 percent rate so far this year, a much slower pace than the nation?s 3.4 percent decline.
Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 10-13, 16