Economy reporter @dallasnews. @Cal alum and California expat most recently @tennessean. Could probably go for a sandwich right now.

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I write about the economy and demographics for the Dallas Morning News.

That includes tracking the ways major employers -- including Toyota -- impact life in the region, understanding the trade relationships that have shaped Texas and analyzing population trends to find human stories.

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What's keeping $30 million in private money from making southern Dallas better? | Economy | Dalla...

What's keeping $30 million in private money from making southern Dallas better? | Economy | Dalla...

Will North Texas ever get another Toyota? How Plano landed a historic corporate catch | Toyota | ...

Will North Texas ever get another Toyota? How Plano landed a historic corporate catch | Toyota | ...

It'll be 'Brexit times 100,' disaster for Texas, if Trump makes good on trade promises | Economy ...

It'll be 'Brexit times 100,' disaster for Texas, if Trump makes good on trade promises | Economy ...

Texas' rural roots and urban future are on a high-speed collision course over a bullet train | Bu...

Texas' rural roots and urban future are on a high-speed collision course over a bullet train | Bu...

Big splash: How Topo Chico went from a taste of Mexico to a Texas cult favorite | Business | Dall...

Big splash: How Topo Chico went from a taste of Mexico to a Texas cult favorite | Business | Dall...

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@JillCowan — 2,381 followers, 7,430 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

RT @ninavaca: .@dallasnews launched the Top 100 Places to Work competition in 2009 in the depths of the recession. -…

Nov 17, 2017

On one hand I love this, but as a person who spent much of 2008 as the @dailycal's blog editor, this is like several kinds of triggering for me, so, uh, #GoBears, I guess!!! https://t.co/NMxj7wOHoq

Nov 17, 2017

Texas added 71,500 jobs last month and unemployment is at record low 3.9%, state says. (Sounds like that post-Harvey mini-boom is happening: https://t.co/DIu9CTsJZH)

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