The most rapidly growing regional economy in the United States is a 74-mile corridor in Texas between San Antonio and Austin, otherwise known as the Hill Country. This area is home to three of the nation’s 10 fastest growing counties with populations over 100,000 since 2010.
The job opportunities are in abundance in this region, leading many people to relocate to Texas. According to Forbes, since 2000, employment in the Austin area has expanded 52.3%, with a tremendous growth in high-wage STEM and business service jobs. Moreover, San Antonio generated 31.1% job growth since 2000, and both metro areas are attracting domestic migrants eligible to retain these higher income positions.
At the center of the corridor, the San Marcos area’s population and job growth have been equally impressive. The San Marcos area is home to two counties included in the 10 fastest growing counties in the country since 2010, Hays and Comal.
The region is transforming into a Texas version of Silicon Valley but with a much lower cost of living, and bountiful in jobs catering to the highly skilled in the tech, education, business and professional spaces.
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