Well Jetta and XOM are O&G so any new white collar position created is either filled with current available talent or one is brought in from outside the city. O&G jobs are never going to be open long in FW as there is depth here to fill those openings. Frost is consolidation of spaces that will open more class B spaces on Hulen for example.
What the city needs is to attract companies that are not O&G. Hard to do with a lack of depth in the talent available that are not O&G positions and poor performing ISD's. FW has all the land and necessities to make people want to live here.
Add it the fact that local developers are not know for going out on a limb to build ambitious local projects outside warehouses and infill projects. Most of the development from West 7th and other areas are outside developers. There is a reason that City Place is hurting, lack of tenants. The city has plenty of class A leasing available. What separates us from Dallas is the mindset not to build till the need arises and in corporate relocations, time is usually not on the side of builders, unless it is a massive relocation like Toyota.
There is no easy answer to this problem. It takes time to develop that talent base. Having more college graduates stay in the city is a start. Having places like near southside and magnolia, etc is a good start to make a recent college graduate stay versus moving to Dallas because they have something to do like their neighbors to the East.
It is certainly the chicken and egg problem.
Talent to do what?