According to the Department of Labor, Houston has seen the second strongest job growth in the past 12 months. That's really good!
And, if you weren't impressed by that, there's a new book out to tell people why Houston's great. I wonder how widely it'll be distributed.
There are apparently projects to make the city more green, too, at affordable prices. Interesting!
In other news, ConocoPhillips is getting out of retail gas.
Economics is all about how everything is linked to everything else. If you cut taxes for the poor, they can more easily afford education, meaning a more educated populous, meaning a higher skilled workforce, and thusly higher GDP (just as an example). Hurricane Gustav may have hurt parts of Louisiana, but it's also affected the shrimping industry.