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According to the article, published in Forbes, "once again the best places for jobs tended to be smaller communities where incremental improvements can have a relatively large impact ... But no place displayed more vibrancy than Texas."
"One lesson that green-centric California may have trouble learning is that, however attractive the long-term promise of alternative energy, fossil fuels pay the bills and create strong economies, at least for now. Even outside of Texas, oil capitals did well across the board, not surprising given the surging price of gas," write Kotkin and Shires.