Walmart, as reported in today’s Austin American Statesman, is opening 2 new stores in our area that, between the two of them, will employ 400 full time and part time employees. The stores are planned for Elgin and Manor. Employees will start working in January, 2014.

This is just another sign of how our area is growing. In watching all of these events unfold, I first saw the people coming to our area, and that is still happening. Now, the picture is getting cloudy, it seems that retailers are coming before the people get here so as to have a head start on the competition. So long as they bring jobs and people with them, come on we have rent houses waiting for you!