“Houston: a boom town once again. A recent Forbes article ranked Houston no. 5 in a list of U.S. cities best poised to grow and prosper in the coming decade. To determine the rankings, Forbes took the 52 largest metros and ranked them based on things like job growth, demographic factors and attractiveness to immigrants as places to settle make money and start a business.
“We focused on these demographic factors because college-educated migrants (who also tend to be under 30#, new families and immigrants will be critical in shaping the future,” according to the story, written by author Joel Kotkin, who has been talking about Houston for years.
Here’s why Austin, Dallas and Houston all ranked in the top 10: Houston, with its burgeoning port and dominance of the world energy business, seems destined to become ever more influential in the coming decade. Both cities #Dallas and Houston) have emerged as major immigrant hubs, attracting on newcomers at a rate far higher than old immigrant hubs like Chicago, Boston and Seattle.'”