jobs: Dallas Ft. Worth Still Creating Jobs & Attracting In-migration - 04/16/12 01:06 AM
I recently heard Steve Brown, real estate reporter for the Dallas Morning News, speak at Collin County Day. He had some interesting statistics that I thought I should share.
1. DFW created 63,700 jobs in the last 12 months. An additional 100,000 jobs are forecast for the next 12 months. These jobs are heavily concentrated in the major cities, of course.
2. Texas continues to be a favorite destination for people relocating within the United States. Here is the largest contributing states: California (68,909 people), Louisiana (31,149), Florida (26,608), Oklahoma and Illinois (no numbers for these last two). I believe these … (6 comments)

jobs: Private Sector Job Growth Continues in Texas - 11/21/11 04:06 AM
According to an article in the Dallas Business Journal on Friday (, Texas added another 13,500 jobs in October on top of the 200,000 already created in 2011 so far. That makes 18 months of job growth in Texas. That puts the unemployment rate at 8.4% - down from 8.5% just a month earlier. That's a bit better than the national average of 9%.
Does this feel real to you?
I am seeing a lot of small companies being created. Often this is from people who had previously been employed and have decided to start their own company now. It seems … (0 comments)

jobs: Here We Go Again - Texas is the Best, Greatest, Highest..... - 06/02/11 02:50 AM
I know the poor folks that don't live in Texas get tired of those of us that do bragging about how we're the best, greatest, highest, on whatever the subject at hand might be. Okay, so we need to ignore education, funding for social services, and the like, but for conservative, pro-business types we can truly brag that it is the best place to be for business - low cost of living, central time zone, great climate (sans July & August), amazing airport, on and on. 
So here is a little more proof as if any more were needed. The Dallas … (3 comments)

jobs: 50,000 new jobs in Texas in the 4th quarter 2009 - 02/09/10 07:34 AM

It's good to live in Texas.  Those jobs create demand for office & warehouse space. And it will eventually change the balance of power in negotiating leases if it becomes a trend. So you might want to consider renegotiating your lease now before landlords start feeling confident of a recovery with jobs. We recommend that anyone with a lease expiring in the next 2 years evaluate their situation with their corporate real estate advisor (tenant rep) to decide when is the right time to take advantage of this depressed market.  Read the article here -  

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