2013: Austin's Top 10 economic development stories of the year
Friday, December 27, 2013
Picking just 10 stories for the year is no easy task in an economy that's moving as quickly as Austin's.
Click the slideshow to see what I came up with, and feel free to tweet me or comment if there's something to be added. Remember, these aren't the most visited or most clicked stories. Rather, they are the stories I feel had most impact in Austin's economic development scene over the past year.
Overall, the news from 2013 was positive. The unemployment rate continued to drop. Companies are bringing jobs here fast enough to keep up with equally impressive population growth.
Of course, all of the population growth and rapid expansion have created problems. Traffic is tough, and the city is still a decade away from a solution. Project Connect made big strides, but a handful of transit activists have reminded everyone that the proposed plan wont breeze through a ballot election.