Texas tops the U.S. for real estate development spending and jobs
30 Jun 2019
For the second year in a row, Texas topped the nation in real estate development activity in 2018.
With almost $26 billion in direct spending on real estate projects, the Texas building sector contributed more than $62 billion to the state's economy last year, according to a report from the NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
The development sector supported more than 400,000 jobs in the state last year, the industry trade group said in its annual economic impact report.
The University of Texas at Austin has numerous outstanding rankings, so it should come as no surprise that among its many accolades is a ranking that recognizes the Longhorn spirit of service. UT Austin continues to be the No. 1 top-producing university of Peace Corps volunteers in Texas and was recognized...
The History of Texas’ Startup EcosystemJun 17 2019
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of UT’s Austin Technology Incubator Austin’s status as an entrepreneurial hotbed is undeniable. A 2018 study from the Chamber of Commerce found that startups make up a larger percentage of businesses in Austin than in nearly any other major U.S. metropolitan area. Although the startup culture...
To help support entrepreneurs and small-business owners — key drivers of prosperity in rural Texas — the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin is funding new research on entrepreneurship in rural and small city environments. UT Austin researchers funded by the institute will look at a...