January 26, 2016

Forbes boldly declares Austin America’s next boomtown

By Nicole Raney at Forbes

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]exas is the land of opportunity, and Austin is leading the charge, according to Forbes, which has named Austin America’s next boomtown.

Forbes analyzed the 53 largest metro areas in the country to determine which have the best chance of prospering in the next decade. The numbers illustrate two different kinds of cities: Technology hubs with higher incomes and an influx of educated young people and what Forbes calls “opportunity cities,” which have more industry options, more families, and lower costs.

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