ADDISON, TX-Weathering out today’s economic turmoil is easier in Texas than practically any place else in the US. And, a leading economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University says the climate’s going to stay that way for a long time to come.

“I think Texas is poised for an all-out boom for the next 25 years,” Dr. James P. Gaines, research economist for the College Station-based real estate center, told nearly 175 professionals attending yesterday’s CoreNet Global Southwest meeting in Addison Conference Center at 15650 Addison Rd. In a macro- to micro-look at the US and Texas, Gaines says the state’s good fortune to be gaining while others lose comes with a cost: pressure on infrastructure, government services and public finance.

Population projections show the state will add 13.6 million residents by 2030, more than the current populations of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The stats show three million to seven million people will land in Dallas/Fort Worth, with Gaines betting the final tally will push the high end of the 2030 projection.

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