Tagged : Recovery

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According to Newsweek magazine, the “Texaplex” of Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston is among the top ten regions in the country in terms of being poised for an economic recovery. This is largely due to the fact that the Texas metros have a strong energy sector as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to having a strong energy sector, the Newsweek article found that the state of Texas is also an attractive market for those businesses that are looking for a place to relocate. This was largely due to the fact that the state has a “pro-business attitude” as well as a business tax rate that is relatively low when compared to other states. For these reasons and more, Texas now has more Fortune 500 companies than any other state in the

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While housing markets around the country took a significant hit as the country struggled through economic troubles, the Austin real estate market has fared much better. Although the Austin housing market did take a dip in sales and in housing prices, the fall has not been as drastic as with most markets throughout the country. In addition, just as economic experts predicted, the Austin housing market has started to rebound before other housing markets around the country.

According to the Austin Board of Realtors, multiple listing service data indicated that home sales increased while also spending less time on the market during the month of February. In fact, a total of 1,145 homes sold within the Austin market, representing a 4% increase when compared to…
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According to the most recent Beige Book survey to be released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, economic conditions in the state of Texas are showing signs of improvement. In fact, the report found that economic conditions through November had "firmed" and that a number of industries are showing signs of improvement.

The Beige Book survey, which is conducted on a periodic basis and evaluates the economic conditions of the Federal 11th district that includes Central Texas, found that the paper, high-tech manufacturing, housing, staffing, energy and petrochemicals industries are all showing signs of improvement. Furthermore, the Dallas Fed's Index of Leading Indicators is also showing that an economic recovery is starting to develop in Texas.

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