Did you miss this story from KTSM.com? The housing market has been booming this year, but the price of real
Category: Economic Development
What’s Wrong With El Paso
One time a guy called me up. I took a meeting with him at the Mexican Cottage. He was a
More Good News From the Folks Running the City
Good news, everybody. I know you’ve been worried about those investors from JP Morgan Chase. You know, the ones behind
Retrovision: We’re on the Wrong Side of History
This post originally appeared on 9 February 2016. The biggest major at UTEP is Criminal Justice. Because law enforcement and
El Paso’s Trickle Down Economy
Remember 50 years ago, when Trickle Down was all the rage? That coincided with maybe the fifth time that City
Here’s a Tweet from Lina Hidalgo, the County Judge for Harris County, Texas: NEW: The feds have told TXDOT to
TxDOT Isn’t Building Us a Deck
The cap isn’t TxDOT’s purview. TxDOT does transportation. The deck park is a public amenity. TxDOT is, however, expanding I-10
Home Valuations to Rise in El Paso
Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times reports that the median price for a house in El Paso rose in
Retrovision: Is the City’s Strategic Plan Working for You?
This post originally appeared on 21 February 2020. In 2012, the City of El Paso began implementing a strategic plan
How To Cripple an Economy
Economies are delicate ecosystems that develop over time. Agent Orange, or napalm, or diesel fuel might kill a garden, but
Retrovision: The Lies they Tell us
This post originally appeared on 27 April 2020. Tomorrow the El Paso City Council will vote on a measure to
Oscar Leeser Has a Mandate
Oscar Leeser won the election by a 4 to 1 margin. That’s more than a little bit. That’s a landslide.
What a Bunch of Jerks
From KVIA: An El Paso attorney maintained Friday that plans to have a historic district downtown that includes the Duranguito
If you wanted to make a lot of money betting on El Paso’s future, vacant lots would be the way
Economic Development for Whom?
From an email from Max Grossman, informing his readers that the Texas Historical Commission approved the designation of the El
Retrovision – Things Are Great. Just not for Taxpayers.
This post originally appeared on 29 July 2019. This week there’s a column by the editor of the El Paso
I Am a Capitalist
Even though I don’t own any capital, I am a capitalist. I still believe that capitalism is the most effective
Are Office Buildings Obsolete?
Before buildings had centralized refrigerated air conditioning, windows used to open. There was a little transition period, when the air
Retrovision: Our Local Public Private Partnerships
This post originally appeared on 08 February 2018. Public Private Partnerships are all the rage. The ballpark got one. The