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Texas Sees Second Most Move-Ins/Move-Outs

According to a survey by, Texas experienced both a mass influx and exodus of residents in 2021.

The Lone Star State was the second most moved-to state last year, behind only Florida. Texas was also the second most moved-away-from state in 2021, trailing California.



Texas named 2021’s Best State to Start a Business

Starting a business is never easy. Choosing the right state for a business is therefore crucial to its success.

WalletHub recently named Texas the state that best provides the conditions that support business creation — access to cash, skilled workers and affordable office space — all of which are important to help new ventures not […]


Personal income increased amid pandemic

According to the latest report released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), personal income in Texas increased 5.1 percent in 2020.

Last year, the state’s per capita personal income increased to $54,841 from $52,829 in 2019. […]


Texas manufacturing continues to expand

Texas manufacturing continued to expand in July with production picking up and optimism about the future rising to its highest level since 2010, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Texas manufacturers made more goods this month and factories are using more of their capacity, according to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook […]


Texas employment jumped 38,300 in September

Texas added 38,300 net new jobs in September, leading the nation in job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.8 percent in September from 4.7 percent in August. The national unemployment rate for September is 5 percent.

Texas led the nation with a 38,300 boost […]


High-end, destination retail development planned for Hwy 281

Taking advantage of improved access along the highway, Rinco of Texas, Campestres Resorts and Gomez Vazquez International Architects are finalizing plans for a 37-acre destination retail development just south of Blanco along Highway 281. The four-phase project is slated to break ground in spring 2017.



Halliburton to auction off shuttered 103K-sf facility in Alice

Halliburton to auction Alice facility.

After operating for more than 16 years in Alice, oilfield services giant Halliburton is moving forward with plans to auction off a shuttered facility there.

Halliburton Co. closed its 19.18-acre facility at 850 Commerce St. in Alice in March 2015, where it laid off 60 employees. The closure […]


Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

Proposed LSRD regional rail line.

The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin.

Many board members said Union Pacific’s choice to stop working with Lone Star Rail […]


Whataburger buys property next to North Side headquarters

Whataburger has bought a 2.4-acre property with a three-story building next to its North Side corporate headquarters through a subsidiary controlled by company executives.

The San Antonio-based burger chain bought the building at 400 Concord Plaza Dr. last month from OI Rehab LP, according to county property records. The 50,000 square-foot building is currently home […]


San Antonio among most cost-friendly cities for business

San Antonio ranked fifth among most cost-friendly cities for business.

San Antonio has received high marks in a study of the most cost-friendly cities to do business.

The study by tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG LLP examined the 31 largest U.S. metro areas (those with populations of 2 million or more) to […]