SANTA MONICA, Calif. (RCLCO) – Seven Texas metros are on RCLCO’s list of regional hotspots for economic growth.

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown were included on the list of large U.S. metros, while Tyler, Longview, Midland and Texarkana were on the list of small metros.

In addition, half the cities on RCLCO’s list of metros where employment is back to peak levels are in Texas: DFW, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and Corpus Christi.

RCLCO Managing Director Paige Mueller said “diversified employment bases, including energy and technology sectors, are benefiting the Texas economy as are low cost of doing business, warm climate, and proximity to trade routes.”