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Old 01-31-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Article in Forbes.com today...Austin tops the list for fastest growing large metro areas.

America's Fastest-Growing Metros - Forbes.com (http://www.forbes.com/business/2008/01/30/economy-cities-alabama-biz-cx_bw_0130econcities.html - broken link)
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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huh....I guess we have become a large metro area . I liked being the medium sized one....
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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huh....I guess we have become a large metro area . I liked being the medium sized one....
I figured someone might be bummed about that
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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Yeah, so its a large metro area with the road system of a town
cheers
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I was roaming the forums last night and ventured into the Wyoming forum. If we think we have it bad with just the roads, think of them. From what they are saying, they have so many transplants that now they have a housing shortage. And having spent some time myself as a visitor there, I know they must really be having a problem road wise.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Austin seems to be getting big headed now that they are adding 5 + skyscrapers to there skyline. I see a lot of you guys posting on Fort Worth sites. May I add how many of those skyscrapers are actually for commercial space and also lets not kid ourselves Austin you guys have only 3 fortune 500 companies and Fort Worth has 7 and not mention 2 that are direct suburbs of Fort Worth.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:46 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Austin seems to be getting big headed now that they are adding 5 + skyscrapers to there skyline. I see a lot of you guys posting on Fort Worth sites. May I add how many of those skyscrapers are actually for commercial space and also lets not kid ourselves Austin you guys have only 3 fortune 500 companies and Fort Worth has 7 and not mention 2 that are direct suburbs of Fort Worth.
Just think what Austin will be like in three years. Scary.

But it will be fun to look at....
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I was roaming the forums last night and ventured into the Wyoming forum. If we think we have it bad with just the roads, think of them. From what they are saying, they have so many transplants that now they have a housing shortage. And having spent some time myself as a visitor there, I know they must really be having a problem road wise.
Why-oming?? I'm just glad to be in Texas, where we have good roads. Speaking of which, Austin will eventually catch up, but that's what they've got to do, thanks to them not planning ahead for today.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Austin at top for fastest growing metro

Austin economy spanks the competition - Austin Business Journal:

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 2:32 PM CST
Austin economy spanks the competition
Austin Business Journal

High-tech, a booming film industry and the University of Texas all helped propel Austin to the top of Forbes' 2008 list of America's Fastest Growing Metros.

The magazine ranked Austin No. 1 among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. The list sorted cities by their anticipated gross domestic product growth between 2007 and 2012. Austin's GMP, or the value of goods and services produced in the area, is expected to climb 32 percent over the five-year period.

Forbes credits the local boom to high-tech employers like Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) as well as the University of Texas, which is producing ample engineering talent.

Other cities that ranked high on the list include Atlanta, Seattle, Orlando, Houston and San Jose, Calif. The Forbes article points out that all of those cities share several key characteristics with Austin: They are tech hubs in close proximity to universities with growing population bases.

.....Rest at link.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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LOL..would these be the same high-tech employers that are laying off people ?
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Dell is laying of people in Canada, not Austin (saw another article in the Austin Business-Journal).
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