Dr. Perryman discusses his latest projections for the Texas and Austin area economies, the potential for recovery from the fallout of COVID-19, and potential implications for workforce needs and education/training at Austin Community College's "Future of Work Summit."
Dr. Perryman describes the impact of this move - both economically and symbolically.
This week, US News and World Report named Austin the best place to live in America this year. While there are several similar rankings, Dr. Perryman says this one is different for several reasons.
Austin-Round Rock was the fastest growing large metropolitan area in the United States over the past decade. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently looked at the percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a 2010 population of at least one million, and Austin-Round Rock topped the list with 43.1% expansion. Between December 2009 and November 2019, all 51 of the largest US metropolitan areas saw employment increases, but the rates of growth varied dramatically from the rapid pace in Austin-Round Rock down to just 5.7% in Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut.