What started out as a made up word, coined by David Winans, has seen a groundswell of support, usage and excitement. The Texaplex is becoming a widely known and used term to describe the triangle region of Texas that has seen amazing population and economic growth.
VISITORS to Governor Rick Perry’s vast office in the Texas capitol building in Austin (with a dome a mite taller, naturally, than the one in Washington, DC) are sometimes offered a viewing of a triumphalist video. Entitled “The Texaplex”, the seven-minute film is a hymn to the successes Texas has achieved in recent years, and they look pretty impressive.
There’s the Texaplex—Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston—which has become the No. 1 destination for job-seeking Americans, thanks to a hearty energy sector and a strong spirit of entrepreneurism.
The video showcases everything positive happening in Texas, despite the national economic downturn. “It reminds them that things are good here, even though the economy may soft,” Winans said.