Texas Cities Dominate Forbes List



Dallas rounded out the nation’s top three fastest-growing cities on the new Forbes new list. With so many jobs being created in Texas, it’s no wonder that the Top 3 also included Houston at No. 1, and Austin at No. 2.


Amazingly, Texas held five of the Top 10 spots on the list, with Fort Worth at No. 8 and San Antonio at No. 10.


Cities on the list are categorized by Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or as Forbes says, “cities and their surrounding suburbs.” Dallas’ ranking also included Plano and Irving, while Fort Worth’s included Arlington.


Dallas’ credentials:

2014 population growth rate: 1.98%

2015 (Projected) population growth rate: 2.04%

Job growth rate: 4.1%

Unemployment: 4.91%

2014 Gross Metro Product Growth: 2.46%

Median pay: $67,500


To see the complete list of America’s top 20 fastest-growing cities according to Forbes, click here.


To learn more about residential real estate in the fast-growing D-FW region, click here.



Dallas Among World’s Fastest-Growing Economies

Dallas Among World’s Fastest-Growing Economies


Dallas and two other Texas metropolitan areas — Austin and Houston — ranked among the world’s 75 fastest-growing local economies in 2014, according to a just-released report from the Brookings Institution.


Macau, China, was the world’s top performer among the 300 largest global metro economies in 2014. Dallas ranked No. 63 worldwide.


Overall, the per capita economic output of the top 300 metros grew 1.3 percent in 2014, compared with 1.6 percent in 2013.


“This was probably the best sustained year that the U.S. economy had since the recession,” said Joe Parilla, Brookings research analyst and lead author of the report Parilla said. “Obviously, metros are driving that.”