Bill Morris: Growth and employment continue in Austin and Central Texas

Growth and employment continue in Austin and Central Texas

I have been writing for a long time about the strengths of Austin -- not only economically, but as a wonderful place to live. Two important articles in today's local newspaper validate that view:

Austin's job market, cool factor make city top draw for young adults

This chart says a lot:

Migration 25-34, Austin American-Statesman 01/28/2011

 It's also a great place to be long past that 25-34 demographic, and to raise a family. So much to recommend this community. And it looks like it will continue to be a strong employment market as well:

Forecasters see Austin economy picking up speed, jobs

"Our population is growing, so I do believe that the economy is going to start performing on all cylinders,"says Austin economist Angelos Angelou.

With an eye specifically on our local real estate market I have also updated my Austin Market Dashboard with final data for all of 2010. We still have our challenges, but I would rather be here than almost anyplace else!

I'm staying bullish and looking forward to a good 2011 and even stronger growth beyond.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBill Morris • January 28 2011 10:36AM


Austin really has become a hip place to be, hasn't it?  Though I am not attending the conference this year, Austin is going to be host to a whole lot of mosaic artists in a few weeks.  If you want to see a great show and something you don't see every day, you might want to visit the Mexican American Cultural Arts Center for the Mosaic Arts International, February 18 – March 30, 2011

Posted by Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia (Roy Wheeler Realty Co.) over 9 years ago

Virginia, thank you.  My wife does mosaics and fused glass, but we didn't have this on our list yet.  We will definitely check it out.  You're right ... Austin is a great place, with arts and musical events going on all the time.  Hope you're having a great 2011.

Posted by Bill Morris, ABR, CRS, CDPE, ePRO, MBA (RE/MAX Capital City) over 9 years ago