This online discussion will explore the importance of the Texas Triangle, what makes it unique and its implications for Texas' economic future.

The Texas Triangle book cover

A new book, "The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy," will be released on May 11, 2021. To learn more and to pre-order a copy of the book, visit the Texas A&M Press website.

In their forthcoming book, co-authors Henry Gabriel Cisneros, David Hendricks, J. H. Cullum Clark and William Fulton examine the intricately linked phenomena of interwoven population growth, economic power, quality education, business leadership, and fiscal significance as exemplified in the “Texas Triangle,” a network of metropolitan complexes that are reshaping the destiny of Texas and adding a strong pinnacle in the global system of economic mega-centers.

The Texas Triangle consists of three metropolitan complexes: Dallas–Fort Worth at the northern tip, Houston-Galveston at the southeastern point, and Austin–San Antonio at the southwestern edge. It consists of four US Census–designated metropolitan statistical areas and includes 35 urban counties that comprise those areas. Together these metro areas represent the fifteenth largest economy in the world.

This online discussion with the co-authors and other panelists (to be announced) will explore the importance of the Texas Triangle, what makes it unique and its implications for Texas' economic future.

Speakers

  • Henry Cisneros, formerly mayor of San Antonio, served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration, 1993–97. He is chairman of American Triple I, an infrastructure investment firm.
  • David Hendricks recently retired after more than 40 years with the San Antonio Express-News, where he had been a business editor and columnist.
  • J. H. Cullum Clark serves as director of the Bush Institute–SMU Economic Growth Initiative and is also adjunct professor of economics at Southern Methodist University.
  • William Fulton serves as director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. The former mayor of Ventura and director of planning and economic development for the City of San Diego, he is also the author of "The Reluctant Metropolis."
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