Fastest-Growing Cities: Red States

Goals

To determine how much the 20 fastest-growing cities in red states in the US will need to invest in infrastructure within the next years to keep up with the increased need for more reliable utilities or public transportation network, by providing the 2018/2019 growth rate for each city, if/how infrastructure improvements have been the city mayor's focus, when the mayor is up for re-election, the mayor's political party for the city, and the political party of the state's governor.

Early Findings

The 20 fastest-growing cities in red states include Frisco, Boise, San Antonio, Austin, Murfreesboro, Phoenix, Pearland, St. George, Fargo, Myrtle Beach, Houston, Charleston, Provo, Meridian, McKinney, Franklin, Sandy Springs, League City, Buckeye, and Round Rock.

Frisco, Texas

  • Frisco's growth rate was 6.4% between July 2018 and 2019.
  • The City of Frisco is leveraging the experience of other mature cities and has recognized a reliable infrastructure system as critical to attracting new development to the city. Also, it attributes maintaining its existing infrastructure as important to retaining residents and businesses.
  • In 2017, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney indicated his administration's intentions to prioritize quality infrastructure development over quantity, as well as a commitment to redouble its efforts to "attract corporate headquarters and large projects to the city."
  • When outlining his goals for his first 100 days in office as the mayor, Cheney indicated that the City of Frisco would be working with the private sector to develop a performing arts center.
  • Other initiatives by the mayor include "master planning the northern area of our city, keeping taxes low for our residents, developing Grand Park, working with the private sector to build a performing arts center, and dealing with density and congestion challenges with innovative mobility solutions."
  • Mayor Jeff Cheney announced his aim to run for re-election on May 2, 2020, after which he will serve the City of Frisco for three years.
  • Gregg Abbott is the governor of Texas. His political party is the Republican Party.


Summary

  • The 20 fastest-growing cities in red states in the US were identified following pre-compiled information for the same. However, most pre-compiled information included cities in blue states. Data for cities were excluded from such lists to include data specific to cities in red states.
  • The information regarding Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney was not available.


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