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Interesting article about the cities growth and its future. Also one of the cities coming out of the recession. Texas cities make up a large number of the cities on the list. Our Metropolitan Gross Domestic Product Rank is 8th I thought we would be higher than that.

http://www.forbes.co...omepagelighttop

http://realestate.ya...ssion-is-easing

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The Kotkin article in Forbes is fantastic. Thanks for posting it.

It is one of the few things I have read that really captures what makes Houston unique - the sense of opportunity and entrepreneur-ism. Better yet, the news is going to get even better. Wait until the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2014. Then we're going to see traffic at the port explode as shippers move away from logjams at Long Beach/LA. There will be tremendous knock-on effects for the whole local economy.

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Here's the interview that Joel Kotkin did on Charlie Rose last week. Although the interview is about his book, and his book isn't expressly about Houston, Houston is definitely the star.

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Great article about what drives Houston past the old tired "creative" and "hip" cities. smile.gif

This is one of the better ideas/aspects discussed in the article:

But Houston's biggest advantage cannot be reduced to numbers. Ultimately it is ambition, not style, that sets Houston apart. Texas urbanites are busy constructing new suburban town centers, reviving inner-city neighborhoods and expanding museums, recreational areas and other amenities. In contrast with recession-battered places like Phoenix, Houston remains remarkably open to migrants from the rest of America and abroad.
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