January 2013

Found 2 blog entries for January 2013.


Forbes has named Austin the fastest growing city in the country. After analyzing 100 of the largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas for its list of “America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities,” Forbes placed Austin at the top of the list for the third year in a row.

In creating its list, Forbes used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other resources to examine six metrics. These included 2012 population growth, 2013 estimated population growth, job growth, unemployment, Gross Metro Product and the median salary of college-educated workers living in the area. According to Forbes, Austin’s low unemployment, healthy job market and business-friendly regulations all contributed to its number one spot on the list.

In general, Texas has enjoyed a significant

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While West Lake Hills and Rollingwood have been engaged in some major projects, the work has been well organized and developed with the help of mayors and city councils who volunteer their time to the two small cities.

Among the projects that have been underway in 2013 include replacement of the outdated water lines and the addition of a continuous center turn lane on Bee Caves Road. The West Lake Hills City Council is also working on installing a camera system to assist with wildfire prevention. The camera system will likely be located on a radio communications tower at the top of Mount Larsen. Meanwhile, the Rollingwood City Council is also working on a five-year agreement for single-stream recycling and waste disposal.

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