Our Economy

Texas is good for the bottom line

Between a competitive economic standing to its quality of life for your employees, Texas is full of bold opportunities. What is it about the state and our communities that makes it stand out? A lot -- but we’ve narrowed it to a few key points.

Globally Recognized

Texas is a leader in the global economy. Texas has a big and diverse economic standing -- in fact, it’s the 9th largest in the world based on GDP.

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2.6 mil
Small Businesses
Fortune 500 Companies
Publicly Traded Firms
Foreign corporations with 32 foreign trade zones
Texas is an Exporting Champion
For 19 consecutive years, Texas has reigned as the nation’s top exporter, exporting $276.4 billion in 2020, with Mexico, Canada, China, South Korea and Brazil among the state’s top trading partners.

Central Location Connectivity

The Lone Star State’s unique central location connects both coasts and plays a pivotal role in trade between all of the Americas.

Miles of Public Roads
Miles of Freight Rail

Unmatched Growth

Texas is a home to a deep workforce powering productivity and unmatched growth. In fact, over 14 million Texans contribute to the second largest civilian workforce in the United States, supported by high-ranking universities, colleges, vocational training programs, and K-12 schools that fuel a strong talent pipeline for the state’s workforce.