The Texas Growth Model

Known as the Texas Triangle, the area from Dallas to Houston and over to San Antonio/Austin would be the 15th largest economy in the world, producing $1.2 Billion in economic output.  That’s equivalent to Mexico or Spain.  And seven in 10 Texans live there.  So, if it is the economic engine driving our state, why isn’t it also driving our politics?  And because the politics outside of this Triangle have come to dominate the state, some experts fear it could kill the Texas growth model.  At least one major company has already said it would help pay for any employee who wishes to relocate.  In this episode of Y’all-itics, the Jasons are joined by Steven Pedigo, the Director of the LBJ Urban Lab in Austin and a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Pedigo says if you want to understand the country, then understand our state, because Texas is the future of America… unless the direction of our politics pulls the rug out from under all of us.



Steven Pedigo, LBJ Urban Lab Director

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