Dallas Among Five Recession-Resistant Texas Cities

Dallas is fifth among cities considered recession-resistant compared to other cities in the United States according to a new study.

Seven cities in Texas and Oklahoma are most likely to emerge from the economic downturn first, according to a Brookings Institution study. Meanwhile several cities in Florida and California may be stuck in the recession for a while.

Despite how good things look for Texas cities, authors of the report say every city is suffering. "Still, none of these areas has yet returned to pre-recession levels of employment or output," said the study.

Detroit with its dependence on automakers, for obvious reasons, is in last place in the study.

Top 10
1. San Antonio, Texas
2. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3. Austin, Texas
4. Houston, Texas
5. Dallas, Texas
6. McAllen, Texas
7. Little Rock, Arkansas
8. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
9. Tulsa, Oklahoma
10. Omaha, Nebraska

Bottom 10
100. Detroit
99. Bradenton, Florida
98. Tampa, Florida
97. Lakeland, Florida
96. Jacksonville, Florida
95. Modesto, California
94. Fresno, California
93. Stockton, California
92. Toledo, Ohio
91. Providence, Rhode Island

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