Dallas Is One of Only Three U.S. Cities that Has Recovered Fully from the Recession

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last week the Brookings Institution named Knoxville, Dallas, and Pittsburgh the only three American cities to have officially emerged from the recession.

Dallas is the largest metropolitan area of the three, with a population of just over 1.2 million. It also has one of the top performing economies of all U.S. cities.

But Dallas is not just an oil town anymore. Technology and finance are driving the city’s growing economy.

Mike Rawlings is the mayor of Dallas.


Mayor Mike Rawlings

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [4]



Jim you live in Denton, you talk as if you have room to. Denton has to be one of the worst places in DFW.

Dec. 11 2012 03:48 PM
Nelson Blaha from Arlington, TX

As an Austinite who came to DFW for college, I always expected to return to Austin eventually. Maybe I ultimately will, but on the other hand I can definitely feel the recovery here, and it feels good. I'm a web programmer looking for a way into the big time, and the opportunities that have presented themselves in Dallas recently have been very encouraging. As long as I have my pick in Ruby jobs, I think I'll stick around.

Dec. 11 2012 12:38 PM
Kacie Brunette from Venus, Tx

My family has certainly felt the recovery in the Dallas area. My husband is employed by the City of Dallas in the waterworks department, keeping that quality of life up for the citizens of Dallas. This job is the first one he's had where he sees a future and opportunities to advance. It's allowed our young family to continue to live the American dream.

Dec. 11 2012 12:37 PM
Jim Carr from Denton, TX

The highest level in the US of medically uninsured, inferior over-crowded schools, and terrible highways and roads in a perpetual state of gridlock and construction. Yeah, Dallas Texas IS a whole 'nother country from what our Mayor says. Then there is the Texas legislature—a deeply bewildered body fleeing all rational action for self-interest and dogma.

But there are lot's of low wage jobs!

Dec. 11 2012 12:33 PM

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