Report: Jobs, Retail Keep BCS Economy Rolling

Best in Texas job growth, strong retail sales set another record for CNB's economic report

A massive amount of cars damaged during Hurricane Harvey
are being stored at the Texas World Speedway.

The best job-growth rate in Texas and a huge jump in retail sales helped the Bryan-College Station Economic Index to another record in July at 154.2 – up a full point from May, a tenth over June and up 2.5 percent over July a year ago.

“Things are good, still seeing good loan demand,” said Tom Maynard, Commerce National Bank’s senior vice president and regional manager.

Here are Tom’s key takeaways from the July report.

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