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The Massive Growth Along the I-35 Corridor in Texas

In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
October 21, 2016, 8am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Austin and San Antonio have been growing for years and, according to a Forbes article by Joel Koltkin, that trend is unlikely to stop.

"If you were to look for the next great American metropolis, there’s probably no better bet than the emerging San Antonio-Austin corridor," Koltkin claims. He points to the area's universities, low land costs and booming job growth and as key elements for sustained growth.

While San Antonio and Austin grow, much of their success spreads outward. The piece contends, "as is usual in Texas and most American cities, urban growth tends to expand outwards, not only for population but also for jobs." The surge of these two cities is also fueling the San Marcos area between the two.  In the coming decade, this bit of Texas will be a place to watch. 

[The post was updated with the correct name of the author.]

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Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Forbes
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