Writes LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo:
"Texas is at the epicenter of growth and change in the U.S.
"Today, large Texas cities are leading the way in growth and innovation. With their creative and innovative ecosystems, the metro areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin attracted more than 90,000 new residents between 2016 and 2017, and generated more than $1.2 trillion in GDP.
"While these large Texas cities thrive, their small- and mid-sized rural counterparts continue to fall further behind."