Last night the Brookings Institution released a study tracking recession and recovery in the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranks as one of the so-called "strongest 20 metros." Indeed, Texas takes several of the top spots: Austin-Round Rock, El Paso, Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr and San Antonio also show up amongst the Strong 20, after Brookings researchers added up figures including unemployment rates, average wages, home prices and gross metropolitan product. Here's the page full of the DFWA's stats; and here's an interactive map for those who just like to click stuff.
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