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Old 05-22-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Austin shows largest GMP increase, mayors group data shows - Austin Business Journal

Best GDP growth in the nation for the 271 sq ft city which also added nearly 100,000 new resident's last year not including the burbs. The growth here is truly incredable. The downtown is bring called "crane city" because of all the new construction going on...and the burbs are seeing an unreal amount of growth. I grew up in Chicago so we after it had its growth...has there been another city that has experienced this type of growth..in population, economics, construction and so on? Because since I've been here I have nothing to compare it to..
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Everyone thank the town crier.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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...has there been another city that has experienced this type of growth..in population, economics, construction and so on? Because since I've been here I have nothing to compare it to..
Of course there have been. It's happened with several cities in the U.S. before (NY, Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, LA, St. Louis, etc) and, like those cities, Austin will also slow down.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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I know that obviously those major cities have had that growth as Austin has for the last 10+ years but I'm asking more recently is there any other city in the US that has experienced anything similar?
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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USA Today Article - Austin's Growth

Also a link here that shows an article by the USA today about the growth.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I know that obviously those major cities have had that growth as Austin has for the last 10+ years but I'm asking more recently is there any other city in the US that has experienced anything similar?
Houston
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Of course there have been. It's happened with several cities in the U.S. before (NY, Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, LA, St. Louis, etc) and, like those cities, Austin will also slow down.
But Austin doesn't have terrible weather that will hamper its growth. I don't see any of Texas cities slowing down like the north has.

Even after Florida's economy imploded back in 2008 it didn't slow down population growth in the state to levels that the north fell to.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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I know that obviously those major cities have had that growth as Austin has for the last 10+ years but I'm asking more recently is there any other city in the US that has experienced anything similar?
Actually, up until the Great Recession many cities were pulling the higher than 3% annual growth rate that Austin currently enjoys. Raleigh was even exceeding 4% annually until the crash.

Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Raleigh, Las Vegas and Phoenix along with Austin were all pulling higher than 3% annual growth rates up until the crash. Austin, being very little affected by the great recession, just didn't lose the momentum like other cities did.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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But Austin doesn't have terrible weather that will hamper its growth. I don't see any of Texas cities slowing down like the north has.

Even after Florida's economy imploded back in 2008 it didn't slow down population growth in the state to levels that the north fell to.
Those cities didn't slow decades ago because they are located in a more temperate climate.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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Those cities didn't slow decades ago because they are located in a more temperate climate.
Are you kidding me? Please understand I am a Florida native. The thousands of people I met throughout my life who moved to my state solely because of the ****ty northern weather completely disproves your claim. They sure didn't move to Florida because of the economy, as that is one of Florida's weak points.
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