Couple Of Positive Notes About Texas And Austin Metro Area

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

According to the Austin Business Journal, the business climate in Texas is the best in the nation.  This was a study completed by a marketing company named 'Development Counsellors International.  They polled 281 corporate executives across the country, 40.8% of those polled, stated Texas had the most favorable business climate.  Reasons given were a strong labor market, low operating costs and a pro-business climate.

Another positive note, the Corporation For National & Community Services states that 35% of Austin residents serve as volunteers every year, making it the 5th most active U.S. city for volunteerism.  Austin, donates approximately 56.6 million hours of their time annually, this has an estimated $1.1 billion economic impact.  As for the State of Texas, 4.7 million volunteers donate 598 million hours of service each year.

  

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Travis Newton
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How's the real estate market in Austin? I've always wanted to visit there.

Jul 29, 2008 04:07 AM #1
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John Watts
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The real estate market has slowed here some what, but probably better here than many places within the country.

Jul 29, 2008 04:14 AM #2
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Aloha from Kauai, Hawaii . . . .

Thanks for your post.

Keep up the good work and keep the faith !!  This cycle will surely turn.

Jul 29, 2008 04:41 AM #3
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Hi John, Here's a link to the full study if interested: www.aboutdci.com/winningstrategies.aspx

Jul 30, 2008 11:39 AM #4
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Thanks for the updates... I knew I loved Austin - this just makes it even sweeter!

Jul 30, 2008 11:42 AM #5
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