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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Austin Area's Healthcare GROWING

Just as I've reported in past blogs, Central Texas is determined to increase the healthcare industry in this area. Central Texas' healthcare industry leaders contributed $8.8 billion to the local economy, leading to new opportunities and the need to expand the industry, according to a recent report.

The primary medical sector directly accounted for 5.7 percent of the area's job base last year. The national average, the report says, is 7.1 percent. If Austin would match that number, the report says the city would create an additional $2.3 billion in output, $820 million in earnings and 22,175 new jobs.

New Hospitals are planned or being constructed as we speak in Cedar Park and Round Rock. Round Rock particularly has a large focus on Healthcare Development. With a new Scott & White Health Clinic already under way and plans for a Seton Medical Ctr amongst other plans, these will coexist wonderfully with the Texas State Satellite Campus that is already teaching pre-med type classes and the proposed nursing school within the same area.

More jobs mean more homes. Austin's still kicking!


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