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Trio of Texas cities gets kudos for small-business friendliness

Dallas, San Antonio and Houston are among the best cities for small-business employees based on metrics such as average wages for new hires, job growth and hours worked. Dallas had the second highest job growth at 2.24 percent, and Houston’s 2.11 was third best. Although none of the Texas cities cracked the top five, Houston sits right behind at No. 6, followed directly by San Antonio and Dallas. More…

States look to Texas for answers on taxes

 

When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state’s income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as the problem and the solution. Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said. The jobs are there, he argued, because Texas does taxes right. More…

Even small business is bigger in Texas

 

When you think of Texas businesses, large corporations like Exxon Mobil, Dell, and Texas Instruments are generally the first that come to mind. But over the past few years, from the inner cities to out-on-the-range, smaller firms have been stirring the Lone Star State economy. According to U.S. Census results for July 2011 to July 2012, Texas had the top two largest growing metro areas (Dallas and Houston) and three (Midland, Odessa, and Austin) of the top 10 fastest growing Metro areas in the country. This swell in population corresponds to a matching surge in small business friendliness More…