Communities with the highest pay per worker are in some of the highest cost of living areas of the nation. Look no further than San Jose CA, where the average pay per worker is more than $85,000 and the cost of living is 54 percent higher than the national average
In Texas, Dallas-based Panda Power Funds plans a 758-megawatt power plant in Temple that will have a $1.6 billion impact on the local economy over the course of a decade. The project will generate 800 construction jobs, and upon completion, the plant will create approximately 70 jobs.
In Texas alone, the hospitality segment accounts for more than 1 million jobs, and despite a sour economy that took some bite out of vacation spending the last few years, the Lone Star State added 115,000 hospitality jobs in the last five years.