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Old 03-03-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Greater Houston, which in 2011 secured 195 corporate facility expansion projects, is increasing the size of its metropolitan economy at a rate that leads every other metro area on the continent, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution.

As a result, it’s no surprise that Houston won Site Selection Magazine’s ranking as the No. 1 Large Metro in the U.S. for 2011. America’s fourth-largest city easily beat out second-place Chicago, which garnered 167 facility deals last year.
Top Metros Of 2011: The Fast Track To No. 1: A rapidly expanding economy propels Houston to the top spot among the nation
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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Greater Houston, which in 2011 secured 195 corporate facility expansion projects, is increasing the size of its metropolitan economy at a rate that leads every other metro area on the continent, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution.

As a result, it’s no surprise that Houston won Site Selection Magazine’s ranking as the No. 1 Large Metro in the U.S. for 2011. America’s fourth-largest city easily beat out second-place Chicago, which garnered 167 facility deals last year.
Top Metros Of 2011: The Fast Track To No. 1: A rapidly expanding economy propels Houston to the top spot among the nation
This is great for the metro. I'm just dying to see how Houston will like in the next 20 years.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: plano
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This is great for the metro. I'm just dying to see how Houston will like in the next 20 years.
Very nice article about Houston and the future. The capable workforce comments were clear about why jobs move to Houston and why qualified workers move there as well. Jobs jobs jobs, also loved the diversity point. Go Houston!
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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I think 3 million new people for Houston over the next 30 years is conservative considering that Texas is predicted to double in size within that same timeframe.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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I think 3 million new people for Houston over the next 30 years is conservative considering that Texas is predicted to double in size within that same timeframe.
Agreed.

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This is great for the metro. I'm just dying to see how Houston will like in the next 20 years.
This city is going to be something else.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Agreed.



This city is going to be something else.
Sounds like yall are about to experience an LA style of boom.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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It's nice to hear that Houston is making so much progress.

Dallas-FW isn't to far behind
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Sounds like yall are about to experience an LA tyle of boom.
As long as we don't have the LA style bubble!
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It's nice to hear that Houston is making so much progress.

Dallas-FW isn't to far behind
Dallas is behind by 30%, according to the article. Let's not discuss Dallas int his Houston thread though. Houston is clearly the beast city in Texas and this decade is going to truly be Houston's launch into world class status. The city is adding so many parks (those bayou plans especially), improving transit, and going through other beautification projects. Greater Houston was the fastest growing area in America last decade and has continued to be that this decade. It's about time.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Dallas is behind by 30%, according to the article. Let's not discuss Dallas int his Houston thread though. Houston is clearly the beast city in Texas and this decade is going to truly be Houston's launch into world class status. The city is adding so many parks (those bayou plans especially), improving transit, and going through other beautification projects. Greater Houston was the fastest growing area in America last decade and has continued to be that this decade. It's about time.
I'm sincerely happy for Houston. I hope growth continues.
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