Houston named to list of big boom towns

July 11, 2011 1:28:01 PM PDT
Lone Star cities are dominating urban development according to Forbes magazine.

Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston are all ranked in the top 10 as the best boom towns in the nation. Cities were ranked using data such as job growth, educated migration and attractiveness to immigrants.

Houston was ranked number 5. Austin was number 1, while San Antonio was number 4 and Dallas came in at 7.

Forbes said of the Bayou City, "with its burgeoning port and dominance of the world energy business, seems destined to become ever more influential in the coming decade."

Click here for the full list of the next big boom town in the US.

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