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ALL ABOUT ARLINGTON: The Dream City

BY BRANDI SMITH
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It’s the idea to which most all of us subscribe, especially in the real estate industry: work hard and you will find success. It won’t always be easy; sometimes, it will be incredibly difficult, but it’s the American Dream. By definition, it’s “the ideal that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” Settled in the 1840s, Arlington is now the seventh-largest city in Texas and its population of nearly 400,000 makes it the thirdlargest city in the Metroplex. That position, though, didn’t come easily. It was the result of hard work, determination and initiative, which is why Arlington is “The American Dream City.”

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Investing in Industrial: How Texas Cities Are Booming

BY BRANDI SMITH
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Though most headlines tend to focus on the negative impact of low crude prices, Texas has diversified in such a way that a single industry’s slump cannot create a statewide recession as it has in the past. Instead, communities throughout the Lone Star State are flourishing, thanks to new opportunities provided by the industrial sector. “Even in what looks like an adverse scenario, you still get some positive and pretty good job growth,” said Robert W. Gilmer, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.

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