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
Texas has taken an approach that is as simple as it is revolutionary.
Thursday, February 06, 2014 Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year
Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state's export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Best Cities for Job Seekers
Texas tops NerdWallet.com Best Cities 4 Jobs Seekers list, Austin (#1) Fort Worth (#3), San Antonio (#10), Dallas (#13), Arlington (#16) & Houston (#18)
Friday, December 20, 2013 Dallas Federal Reserve CEO Praises Texas Economy
Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, yesterday praised the economic successes of the Lone Star State in his annual update on the Texas economy.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Milken Institute Names Texas Cities Best Performing in 2013
The Milken Institute has named Austin the best performing city in its annual ranking of metropolitan areas, and recognized Dallas and Houston in the top 10. Seven of the report's top 25 best-performing cities in 2013 are in Texas.
Monday, November 25, 2013 Texas Sees Continued Job Growth
Texas remains a national leader in job creation, adding 43,800 new jobs in two months according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission last week. The unemployment rate in October fell to 6.2 percent, declining for the third consecutive month and well below the national rate of 7.3 percent. From October 2012 to October 2013, the state added a total of 267,400 new jobs.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Texas Cities Best in Job Creation, Economic Strength
Texas cities continue to catch the attention of national business and economic publications for their economic strength and job creation, taking top marks in recent rankings by Forbes and The Business Journals.
Thursday, October 03, 2013 ICYMI: Texas Best in Global Trade
Texas has been named the top state for global trade by Global Trade Magazine. The Lone Star State, which has led the nation in exports for 11 consecutive years, beat out Florida and California for top honors in the magazine's annual survey.
Friday, September 27, 2013 S&P Raises Texas to Highest AAA Credit Rating
S&P's decision to raise Texas' credit rating to AAA is no accident, but further proof that the Texas model of conservative fiscal discipline is a key element of our strong economy, and a stark contrast to the out-of-control spending and rising debt ceilings of Washington, D.C. In Texas, we adhere to the powerful combination of keeping taxes low and government spending in check, ensuring Texas remains the best place in the country to live, work, raise a family and build a business. - Governor Perry
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 ICYMI: Texas Again Named Top State for Doing Business
Texas has been named the top state for doing business for the third year in a row by Area Development Magazine. With its proven model of success, the Lone Star State continues to dominate the national conversation on job creation and economic prosperity.
Monday, September 09, 2013 Texas is Top State for Global Trade
Texas’ success is no doubt a sum of its parts. Its excellent infrastructure—punctuated by ports belonging to the “Top” cities and others such as Port Arthur and Galveston—its commitment to low regulatory burdens and the wealth of global enterprises already established among its many cities all make the state the undisputed frontrunner for global trade.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 ICYMI: Business Facilities Names Texas Best Business Climate
Business Facilities magazine has again ranked Texas as the country's Best Business Climate, adding to a long list of national accolades for the economic principles that have helped the Lone Star State lead the nation in job creation.
Monday, August 12, 2013 Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes
Wall Street ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs). These annual, one-year notes are sold to help fund school payments and manage cash flow between the start of a fiscal year and the arrival of tax revenue later in the year.
Friday, August 02, 2013 Forbes: Texas Leads The Low Tax Pack
Everything is bigger in Texas, or so the saying goes. Whatever the case, no one can make the argument the good people of the Lone Star State are “all-hat-and-no cattle.” Undoubtedly, they are doing something right, and other states, like neighboring New Mexico, are taking notice.