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Industry Forecasts shows Healthcare, Retail, Entertainment will be the Largest Job Creators in the Rural Capital Area over the Next Five Years

The Rural Capital Area economy is expected to create nearly 48,000 new jobs over the next five years (forecast by EMSI). Most new jobs will be in Healthcare (7,400), followed by Retail (7,000) and Entertainment (6,700), which includes hotels, restaurants, … Continue reading

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Updated Profile: Historical Industry Trends in the Rural Capital Area

The Rural Capital Area employs 285,000 people in a diverse range of industries.  The largest industries in the RCA are: • Trade, Transportation, & Utilities – 23% of employment • Government – 17% • Leisure & Hospitality – 13% • … Continue reading

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Updated Profile: Bastrop County

Bastrop County is a growing suburban county in central Texas, with a population of 82,730 people and 17,110 jobs. The county has grown faster than the U.S.: the county’s population grew 18% from 2006-2016 and job base grew 36%. The … Continue reading

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The Rural Capital Area Attracted Over 10,000 Net New Households in 2016 and Nearly $800 Million in Gross Income

The Rural Capital Area attracted over 10,000 net new households in 2016 from other parts of the state and US. While most relocations were from Travis County (5,300 households), the RCA was a net gainer of households from other metros … Continue reading

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New in 2018: County Heat Maps

Now in Rural Capital Headlight, we’ve provided the ability to create color-coded heat maps of data for Rural Capital Area counties. Visitors can configure the using the dynamic drop downs and then download data in Excel format. Click here to … Continue reading

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