Texas News: Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Texas Is ‘Star Performer’
Somewhere in Austin, Rick Perry is smiling. New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows there is even more to celebrate about the Texas economy. Personal income growth is up across the board in the state’s cities, as Slate’s Matthew Yglesias noted at Moneybox:
Personal income grew in every metropolitan statistical area in America, but Texas was a star performer. Its biggest MSA, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was in the top quintile of all American metro areas. So was Houston. So was San Antonio. So was Austin. So was El Paso. That’s five out of the state’s top five metro areas, and you can throw in Corpus Christie [sic] and some of the small West Texas cities for good measure.