Uber-urbanist Joel Kotkin determined that Fort Worth-Arlington was No. 4 in his rankings of the best places for jobs.
Dallas-Plano-Irving was No. 5, behind No. 1 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos and No. 3 Salt Lake City, which also rebounded nicely from its drubbing by the travel snobs.
Kotkin also found that paychecks in Texas cities stretch further.
The new geography.com study looked at average annual wages in the nation’s 51 largest metros and adjusted them for cost of living. Houston led by a long shot, with Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 5 and Austin at No. 8.