This economy is more diversified now then it has been at anytime in the past.
Our local economy is diversified enough to maintain our current level and should support a much higher level of growth. DFW is what? Number 6 on the fortune 500 location list.
Yes, we can withstand another hit. What do they always say...that which does not kill you can only make you stronger. All of the hits this region has withstood over the decades are only acting to make the region think better and prepare better.
The top indutries could be Logistics, Aerospace, IT, Semiconductors, Healthcare
These same industries have room from tremendous growth, especially logistics and health care.
Our nation as a whole lags adequate workforce development efforts. This problem is not confined to North Texas but is made worse by our lack of tier one institutions.