Even though the economy is picking up, senior level executives are having a harder time finding new jobs, a new report said. The findings coincide with Labor Department reports which found companies are still reluctant to hire new workers.
Since the Houston area grew without the benefit of land-use policies, there have been risks for retailers coming into the area. Now, however, master-planned communities, such as the The Woodlands in north Harris County and Sugarland's First Colony in Fort Bend County, are seeing strong retail center development.
Florida has more than 2,000 artificial reefs, created on an ad-hoc basis by people and businesses who depend on them for the fish they attract. Now, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is drawing up a plan to build regulated reefs and research their impact.
The former Bank One building in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which was damaged by a tornado and closed since March 2000, is set for restoration as a mixed-use residential, retail and commercial space. The project, which was granted $16.9 million in tax incentives over a 10-year period, is scheduled to open in early 2005.