The state will undoubtedly see continued growth. Forbes Magazine underscores the economics behind it, noting that, “In fact, there is no regional economy that has more momentum than the one that straddles the 74 miles between San Antonio and Austin.” Marcus Hiles envisioned this situation when he launched Western Rim Properties thirty years ago, intending to provide communities that tenants would value for their lavish interior features, outdoor entertainment components, fitness centers, and proximity to nature. Formerly dependent on oil, the Texas economy has grown and invited a wide range of industry due to its advantageous tax structure, affordable housing, and location along the Mexican border. Bloomberg elaborates, reporting that “Harris County, a global hub for the energy industry, has added more than 440,000 people since 2010 with annual increases averaging 2 percent over the past five years,” independently growing has remained strong despite the decreasing oil prices. Furthermore, corporate jobs with AT&T, American Airlines, and similar companies have brought 186,000 positions to the Dallas area within the same time frame.