How do you feel with the fast-paced growth of our huge metro area?!
You’ve seen my focus on this before, and it’s that I find our surging area so interesting and especially interesting in imagining the future of our area. And it’s just a fact that not all US rural or metro areas are necessarily growing like this. But, we are! Wow.
The Dallas Morning News describes it like this:
Our region, once again, added the most new residents of any metro area in the country -- roughly 400 per day, or a total of 146,238, over the year that ended in July, census data released Thursday shows. That kept D-FW firmly in its spot as the nation’s fourth-largest metro, though the region is catching up to Chicago, whose population has been sliding as economic factors tip the scales in favor of Texas, experts say. The thousands of people moving in both from other states and abroad have powered a population boom in Texas and especially in D-FW, where leaders have made a point of pitching its relatively low costs of living and business-friendly regulatory environment to companies located elsewhere. On the list of the counties that saw the biggest gains over the year, six out of 10 were in Texas, including Denton and Collin counties, which were ninth and 10th, respectively.
So what does this growth in our area mean to you? And does the growth of the metroplex make you more content in your home/area or cause an itch to head downtown into Dallas or Fort Worth, or alternatively, out to the expanding suburbs? It’s a time to think about it, either way. Because all the signs point to this huge growth in our metroplex for the next 15 years, and this is a moment to be smart about where and how we live together!
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