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Old 01-22-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: lakeville, minnesota
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i am a college student who is majoring in landscaping and business, how are the job situations in and around dallas? i live in minnesota and the housing and clothing and food and taxes are so high! I plan to relocate to dallas after college. The weather is much warmer in dallas, compared to our -29 degree winters!

thanks for the replys
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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From what we hear, the job market is better here than most places in the U.S. If you are looking for a job as a landscaper, you won't have any problem finding one in the spring or summer. If you are planning on starting your own business, I would try to hold off until the economy gets better. We've dropped our prices and our still got under bid on our last two quotes. Ofcourse, we do landscape and irrigation. Good luck to you!
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: lakeville, minnesota
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thank you "native springs" I will try my best to be sucessful, any other replys are great! please let me know! thanks
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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If you can mix your business and have some targetting of higher-end clients, you can have good business all-year since some wealthier people change their lawns to winter grass as it gets cooler, then back to spring/summer grass to have a green yard all year.

Like nativesprings said, the economy here is better, relatively speaking, than the majority of the country. It's still being affected, but much less than many other parts.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: lakeville, minnesota
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i have always heard the economy is better in dallas texas!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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The job market is up/down and fluctuates with the overall market.

However the taxes, limited government, and low cost of living make Texas IMO the best state to relocate to. Especially if you are going to be working most of the time. LA and NY have fantastic night lives but way too expensive to live and work there. I'd rather go on vacation to LA and NY rather than live there. Lets just hope it stays that way. Here are some statistics:

Texas has the most fortune 500 companies, more than New York.
2nd largest economy in the US.
#1 in exporter of goods compared to other states

Here is what wikipedia says:

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Texas's growth can be attributed to the availability of jobs, the low cost of housing, the lack of a personal state income tax, the quality of higher education, low taxation and limited regulation of business, a central geographic location, a limited government, favorable weather, and plentiful supplies of oil and natural gas.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: WA
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My brother-in-law runs landscape operations for a large company in DFW and says business has never been better... they have large jobs in numberous cities in the state.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: lakeville, minnesota
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thats good to know i feel confident now!
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: lakeville, minnesota
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are there also good garden centers in dfw?
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