2016 West South Central Region Forecast

2016 West South Central Region Forecast

Billions of dollars in construction is underway including new petrochemical plants, refineries and facilities for oil supply companies in Louisiana and Texas. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are among the busiest residential construction markets in the country, and Austin is seeing a hiring binge among technology companies.

Even though Texas has been bleeding jobs in its oil and gas industry over the past year, the state is still one of the nation’s leaders when measured by population growth and building permits. Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, the four largest markets in the state — together attracted an astounding 1.4 million new resident

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