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Old 05-02-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Texas dominates Best Cities for Job Growth List 2012

6 of the top 10, not bad

1 Odessa, TX
2 Midland, TX
3 Columbus, IN
4 Lafayette, LA
5 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
6 Corpus Christi, TX
7 San Angelo, TX
8 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
9 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
10 Casper, WY

You can see the full list here:

All Cities Rankings - 2012 Best Cities for Job Growth | Newgeography.com
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
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Tell me about it, Midland/Odessa has exploded in th last 5-10yrs. I'm guessing we've seen around 10-15k people each. This may not sound much when comparing to Austin or Dallas but we're talking cities with 100k or less. And half these people can't drive for crud! Anyhow, it's driving me nutz!! Seriously, it's like trying to navigate Houston or Austin!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Tell me about it, Midland/Odessa has exploded in th last 5-10yrs. I'm guessing we've seen around 10-15k people each. This may not sound much when comparing to Austin or Dallas but we're talking cities with 100k or less. And half these people can't drive for crud! Anyhow, it's driving me nutz!! Seriously, it's like trying to navigate Houston or Austin!
Yeah, I have heard that one of the local channels reported that Midland/Odessa was growing at 1000 people per week now. That's 52,000 in a year! I can't find a reliable source for that number but certainly the area has grown quickly. You're right about traffic, you can squint your eyes and pretend you're driving in Austin.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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I really find the Midland-Odessa area quite interesting....I wonder why they dont have their own sub-forum on this site so we can REALLY follow its growth for the next 10 years like the other areas in Texas.......Hint Hint Moderators.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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Default Some more TX cities

13. Lubbock
14. Laredo
20. McAllen
27. El Paso
31. Tyler
35. Longview
37. Ft. Worth/Arlington
39. Dallas/Plano
42. Victoria
44. Killeen/Temple


99. San Antonio/New Braunfels (guess it's finally projected to cool off)
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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99. San Antonio/New Braunfels (guess it's finally projected to cool off)
That's depressing. I knew I should have made the move to Austin.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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13. Lubbock
14. Laredo
20. McAllen
27. El Paso
31. Tyler
35. Longview
37. Ft. Worth/Arlington
39. Dallas/Plano
42. Victoria
44. Killeen/Temple


99. San Antonio/New Braunfels (guess it's finally projected to cool off)
Whoa!

Am I seeing this correctly?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Whoa!

Am I seeing this correctly?
Yes you are!!!!........It really means nothing tho...If tyler created 50 new jobs that would be 100% job growth....
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I really find the Midland-Odessa area quite interesting....I wonder why they dont have their own sub-forum on this site so we can REALLY follow its growth for the next 10 years like the other areas in Texas.......Hint Hint Moderators.
Not that many people live there and not that many people are moving there as of now. There is no justification for it. I mean the Killeen-Temple area has a bigger argument for having a forum over Midland-Odessa and they don't deserve one either.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Not that many people live there and not that many people are moving there as of now. There is no justification for it. I mean the Killeen-Temple area has a bigger argument for having a forum over Midland-Odessa and they don't deserve one either.
I don't know about that. According to the latest census bureau data, Midland and Odessa are both among the 10 fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. Midland is 4th and Odessa is 10th. The only metro area in Texas growing faster is Austin at 3rd. Killeen is 138th.

If any place deserves its own sub forum, it is McAllen. It has a metro population of near 800,000 and is also growing quickly. If we add Brownsville's metro to it to make a RGV forum, then its population is 1.2 million.

Last edited by Texas Liberal; 05-03-2012 at 02:30 PM..
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