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by Tory Gattis — United Airlines has planes and crews idled by the pandemic - they could establish a new hub somewhere if they wanted to. But where would a new hub fill gaps and make economic sense?
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by Tory Gattis — For proven housing reform, look at Houston, arguably the most pro-housing city in the country. Houston leads housing affordability for large metros.
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Houston ranks 3rd among global cities of the future. The Texan city is a reputable talent hub and offers a welcoming business environment.
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How Houston Defied Doomsday COVID Predictions: Houston’s approach is a model for how hospital systems should handle intense case surges.
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Houston has the lowest tax burden of major U.S. metro areas: a lower regulatory burden for Houstonians means paychecks stretch further.
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Houston allows even the poorest to come here seeking opportunity rather than blocking them out thru restrictive housing policy. And their point about rich neighborhoods being next to poor ones is also great! That means there is affordable housing near the jobs (esp. service jobs). Every major job center in Houston has affordable neighborhoods within a 15-minute transit ride.
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by Tory Gattis — Just a few short items this week mostly around a common theme of understanding what makes Houston special; food, music, parks and friendly people...
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Last month, INRIX issued a new report on urban traffic congestion worldwide, with new rankings for U.S. metro areas. Has expanding freeway capacity failed or were comparison metrics poorly chosen?
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by Tory Gattis — Houston is the most affordable high-growth metro, with rents more affordable than Dallas, Austin or even San Antonio. Other affordable metros are slow-growth to stagnant or declining.
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by Tory Gattis — if you're looking for something new to read during this lockdown, I wanted to suggest a new book from Rice's Stephen Klineberg: The Prophetic City - Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America, all about how we've evolved over recent decades through the lens of his annual Houston Area Survey. Houston Strategies and Houspitality get a mention!
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