Monday, November 16, 2015

Houston vs. architects & Dallas traffic, DC loves our food, WSJ hates our pensions, and more

This week's items:
"Ranking first in every category, Houston is hands-down the best metro area for registered nurses. At 14.6 percent, the Houston metro made up the largest share of nursing jobs among the top ten. Combined with the highest average salary and the most affordable housing options, RNs can enjoy a high standard of living in Bayou City."
  • The Washington Post is reviewing the top ten food cities in America, with this month's focus on Houston - and they were very impressed!  Love these quotes!
“Everything you know about Texas is wrong”
"Houston, you have a problem. Your food scene deserves more love."
Finally, earlier this month I presented at the American Dream conference in Austin.  You can skim the presentations here and, if you're interested, my own Opportunity Urbanism slides are here.

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3 Comments:

At 6:50 PM, November 16, 2015, Anonymous Rich said...

Houston's debt's already substantial and is poised to grow:

http://watchdog.org/230344/houston-debt-detroit/

Why not make future government pensions go through the IRA program?

What, if anything, is Sylvester Turner proposing? The IRA proposal's mayoral contender Bill King's.

 
At 6:56 PM, November 16, 2015, Blogger Tory Gattis said...

Turner wants to raise taxes by removing the revenue growth cap.

 
At 2:11 AM, November 18, 2015, Anonymous Rich said...

Turner will raise the exodus rate if he gets elected mayor of Houston. Schlumberger has departed, as has ExxonMobil.

On a different front, autonomously driven vehicles are making potentially interesting inroads in Texas:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SELF_DRIVING_CARS_TEXAS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-11-17-10-15-15

Perhaps the (app-directed) taxi bus concept is closer than some Houston Metro monopoly fatcats might prefer to think?

 

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