Texas...the Very Best of the 57 States

One of the most powerful arguments that could be mounted in the upcoming presidential election could come from only one of the potential challengers: Rick Perry. The economic engine driving the Texas economy isn't going full pedal to the medal but, even so, it sure is leaving the rest of the country in the dust. As testament to that statement, I reference newgeography.com where a list of the Best Cities for Job Growth 2011 has an astounding nine Texas cities in the top twenty. Here are the criteria for making the determinations: The methodology for the 2011 rankings largely corresponds to that used last year, which emphasizes the robustness of a region's growth both recently and over time. It allows therankings to include all of the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports monthly employment data. They are derived from three-month rolling averages of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "state and area" unadjusted employment data reported from...(Read Full Post)