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Employment growth continues

I have reported a number of times over the past year that Austin/Central Texas is one of the relatively few areas that has continued to attract growth and create new jobs.  Here’s an update from today’s Austin American-Statesman:

Austin area had 2 percent annual job growth in December

I have not yet reviewed or analyzed the details from the original data, but the fact that growth may have slowed during the 4th quarter doesn’t surprise or bother me.  The fact that we were still growing is very encouraging.

Also encouraging is the fact the venture capital investment in new companies is up:

Venture capital investing rebounding in Austin

By virtually every measure, Austin is the place to be.  Yes, I’m biased, but this is a great place to live and work.

About Bill Morris, Realtor

Many years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including almost 20 years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs. Learn more about my background and experience, my commitment to my clients, my profession, and to the real estate industry at


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