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
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.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Business Facilities Magazine Names Texas Best Business Climate in the Nation; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names Texas a Leader in Job Creation
Texas' strong jobs climate and economic pillars continue to receive national recognition, most recently from Business Facilities magazine, which has ranked Texas's business climate best in the nation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-National Chamber Foundation, whose Enterprising States study named Texas a leader in job growth and one of the states most likely to grow.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Texas Declared America’s Top State for Business
Texas is America's Top State for Business 2012, according to CNBC's sixth-annual study that scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness.
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.
Monday, April 02, 2012
ICYMI… Austin American Statesman: ‘State Jobs Picture Moves Past Recovery into Expansion, Experts Say’
The Austin American Statesman recently released an article citing new jobs numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas that show Texas' jobs market continues to see growth, moving beyond economic recovery and into economic expansion.
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.