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.
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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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Texas Receives Area Development Magazine’s 7th Annual Gold Shovel Award
Area Development Magazine has added its voice to the chorus of national publications praising Texas' low taxes, predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce, awarding the Lone Star State its 7th Annual Gold Shovel award. Texas has been recognized each year since the magazine began the awards, receiving the Gold Shovel in 2008, and Silver Shovels in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Thursday, June 07, 2012 Leading the Way
Texas' climb to the top of America's economic mountain hasn't always been easy, but the rewards—particularly in terms of job growth—make it worth it.
Friday, March 23, 2012 BLS Data Shows Texas Cities Lead Nation in Job Growth
Texas cities continue to lead the way in job growth, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Five Texas cities rank among the top six cities in the nation for highest rates of job growth between 2004 and 2011.
Friday, December 16, 2011 Texas Dominates List of Best-Performing Cities
Texas dominated the Milken Institute's annual index of Best-Performing Cities, taking four of the top five positions and nine of the top 25, thanks to the state's healthy economy and robust job creation climate.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Forbes.com: Texas Will Remain Top State For Jobs
Texas' healthy economy and robust job creation climate have combined to help the Lone Star State earn the "Best State for Jobs" ranking by Forbes, in a report that indicates the state's impressive record on job growth won't end anytime soon.
Forbes compared the forecasted five-year annual growth rate for jobs, total employment rate and unemployment rate for each state, based on data provided by Moody's Analytics. Texas' tax climate, pro-business climate and economic development incentives were noted as reasons to relocate or expand a business in the Lone Star State.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Texas Named Top U.S. Business Climate
Texas' healthy economy and robust job creation climate have combined to help the Lone Star State earn the Top Business Climate in the nation ranking by Site Selection Magazine.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Texas Takes Top Spot in Two Economic Development Surveys
Texas' jobs climate continues to receive accolades, with the Lone Star State ranked as best business climate of all 50 states by both Development Counsellors International (DCI) and Area Development magazine, with DCI also naming Texas "Best in Class" for state economic development organizations.