Texas is a land of ongoing success and endless opportunity; Texans aren't too shy about telling people about it, either. It's not bragging if it's true, however, and the Lone Star State’s winning mix of low taxes, reasonable regulatory structure, fair court system and world-class workforce has been paying dividends in terms of press recognition, economic rankings and, most importantly, good jobs for hard-working Texans. Here is just some of the evidence supporting Texans’ contention that the Lone Star State is the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.
How Texas Measures Up
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator
Texas is killing it. It dominated the recession, crushed the recovery, and in a new analysis of jobs recovered since the downturn, its largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country -- by far.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
CEOs Name Texas Best State for Business for 9th Year in a Row
More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive magazine's annual Best and Worst States survey. CEO opinions were gauged on a variety of metrics, including regulations, tax policies, workforce quality, educational resources, quality of living and infrastructure.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Texas Tops Site Selection’s Most Competitive States of 2012
Texas has taken the top spot in another of Site Selection Magazine's annual rankings - this time in the magazine's ranking of the most competitive states in 2012. Earlier this year, Texas was awarded Site Selection's 2012 Governor's Cup for the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
In Case You Missed It: Texas Leads Nation in Job Creation According to Brookings Institution
A report released this week by the Brookings Institution is the latest to highlight the Lone Star State's strong jobs climate, finding that Texas leads the nation in job creation with Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Dallas and McAllen creating more jobs now than before the recession. According to the report, Austin saw the highest percentage increase in jobs of any city in the nation.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
In Case You Missed It: New Study Highlights Texas as Leader in Clinical Trials
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has released a report highlighting Texas as a leader in clinical trials conducted by biopharmaceutical companies in collaboration with the state's clinical research centers, university medical schools and hospitals over the last 13 years. This study comes the same week as the announcement of a major partnership between the Texas A&M University system and GlaxoSmithKline to create a state-of-the-art influenza vaccine manufacturing facility at the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine’s 2012 Governor’s Cup for Most New, Expanded Corporate Facilities
Texas has won Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup for 2012, which is awarded annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas easily took the top spot with 761 projects in 2012, up substantially from 464 in 2011, and 270 projects more than the second best state.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 11th Consecutive Year
Texas is ranked as the number one exporting state for the 11th year in a row, according to 2012 annual trade data released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2012 State Of The Year
Business Facilities magazine has again named Texas its State of the Year, citing the aggressive economic development strategies that have helped attract jobs and investment to the Lone Star State.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
America's Fastest Growing Cities
Texas dominates Forbes’ “America’s Fastest Growing Cities” list. Austin topped the list for the third year in a row, followed by Houston (#2), Dallas (#3), and San Antonio (#9). Robust labor markets, unemployment rates under 6% (well below the national average), no state income tax, a business-friendly regulatory environment, and strong population inflows all contributed to Texas towns’ high rankings.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Best Cities for Job Seekers
Texas tops NerdWallet.com’s list of “Top Ten Cities for Job Seekers”. Austin topped the list, which was based on population growth, median income, unemployment rate, and cost of living index, followed by Houston (#5), Fort Worth (#6), Dallas (#7), and San Antonio (#9).
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Allied Van Lines Announces 45th Annual Magnet States Report
Texas tops the list in U.S. for 8th straight year. More individuals and families chose to settle deep in the heart of Texas than anywhere in the United States in 2009, according to Allied Van Lines' 42nd Annual Magnet States Report released today.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Texas Electricity Market Design Most Successful in North America
The residential and commercial/industrial electric markets in Texas top the 2012 list of competitive electric markets in the Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS) that was released today. Texas has now earned the top spot for six consecutive years while achieving the 2012 top rating of “Excellent” for its implementation of customer choice.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Texas Ranked Top State to Do Business by Area Development Magazine
Texas' pro-business approach continues to receive national recognition, and Area Development Magazine is the latest organization to take notice by naming Texas the top state to do business in their third annual "Top States for Doing Business Survey." The award is given to the state that most exemplifies industrial competitiveness related to its business environment, labor climate, infrastructure and global access and economy.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Texas has Largest Increase in Employment of All States Last Month
According to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), Texas saw the largest increase in employment of any state over the last month, with 38,000 jobs added in the Lone Star State. From August 2011 to August 2012, Texas added 259,500 jobs.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Gov. Perry Wins fDi Magazine’s 2012 Governor’s Award
Texas' pro-business approach continues to receive national accolades, and fDi Magazine is the latest organization to take notice by awarding Gov. Rick Perry with its inaugural Governor's Award 2012. The award is given to the governor most successful in attracting new investments to their state.