Texas Economic Activity Sharply Falls in Wake of COVID-19
Virus containment measures have prompted unprecedented declines in demand and triggered mass layoffs, shaking business and consumer confidence.
Industry clusters in Texas
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.
Texas dodges worst of foreclosure woes
The housing bust leaves in its wake elevated foreclosure levels in Texas and the U.S. Like other consequences of the bust, including declines in construction and existing-home sales, foreclosures have been less severe in Texas. While the nation's foreclosure rate has grown nearly sixfold over the last four years, Texas' has climbed only marginally. ; Housing markets in Texas and the U.S. have shown signs of stabilizing in recent months. Home sales and construction starts are beginning to tick up, thanks in large part to low mortgage rates and the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Despite the ...
Incubating microfinance : the Texas border experience
Industry clusters shape Texas economy
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.
Texas office, industrial markets mostly healthy despite energy bust
Texas commercial real estate activity is poised for a solid performance in 2016, though energy sector-related weakness will constrain prospects, particularly in Houston where an office space overhang should persist.