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Austin, TX – growth by select industries, 2012-2015

By | September 25, 2017

The rising star that’s still affordable. Austin metro growth rates by select industries, 2012-2015. This data for select industries in Austin metro region–spanning Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties–shows impressive growth in some of the high paying industries. With houses still much more affordable compared to other fast growing metros (of Seattle, Denver & Portland as… Read More »

The bold new plan of building Amberglen neighborhood in Hillsboro

By | July 28, 2017

Last updated Aug 1, 2017. If you were to believe the Hillsboro Planning Dept, the Amberglen Community in Tanasbourne will be Orenco Station 2.0 with big plans for development. Here is map of the area. A list of key projects below. Key development items: Amberglen Central Park, with nearly 15 acres of beautiful landscaping & water fountains,… Read More »

What Portland is driving? – Part II (long read)

By | July 23, 2017

Here is a long read for those more involved. This post discusses the detailed analysis of data collected from about 4000 vehicles in Washington County, Portland, OR in mid-July 2017.   Figure 1. Slice of the Pie. Market share of top 25 companies in the Washington County based on this study. GM and Ford may be leading… Read More »