Texas Economic Development Guide

Texas is drawing companies from across the U.S. with its famously pro-business climate, robust infrastructure and world-class workforce.


Gone to Texas
3 reasons why so many firms are choosing to relocate to the Lone Star State.
The Recruiter in Chief
Texas’ ultimate deal closer resides in the Governor’s Mansion.
The Texas Economy - Back in the Saddle
An economist who knows the Texas economy better than most sees a strong outlook for the state following recovery from the pandemic, a severe hurricane season and a historic winter storm.
Driven to Texas
Tesla’s decision to park a billion-dollar-plant near Austin revs up an already humming sector.

Texas Reskilling Grant Helps Texans Get Back to Work
The program is just one of a suite of actions to keep the state’s talent pipeline primed for the future even in the midst of economic recovery.
Riding to the Rescue
When the pandemic arrived, Texas A&M was ready to saddle up.
How Texas Keeps Winning
It takes a coordinated effort, says state economic development chief.
Convergence of Resources
The data and the projects point to renewable power leadership in Texas.
Texas by the Numbers
Get a clear picture of the state in charts, graphs, fast facts and infographics.
Tech Leaders Rush to Texas
Waves of tech leaders from the West Coast are cascading on the Lone Star State.
In Lockstep with Employers
A conversation with Aaron Demerson, just reappointed as Commissioner Representing Employer at the Texas Workforce Commission.
It’s a Good Thing Texas Is a Big State
The volume of HQ relocations shows no sign of letting up.
Making the Impossible Possible
Bears and Rangers prove it can happen in Texas.
On to Greener Pastures
Texas’ famously pro-business climate, skilled workforce attracts family-owned businesses to Terrell.
FDI Employment Growth Doubles Overall Job Growth
Texas may soon be announcing one of its largest foreign direct investments to date.
Unrivaled Domination
Texas is still No. 1 for petroleum, and it’s not even close.
A Higher Gear
Tesla is coming to Texas, and it’s hardly alone.
The Brightest Ideas Are Coming from Austin
Ever heard of Volcon, Ayro or Hyliion? They’re just a few of the lesser known firms trying to make the Austin region the electric vehicle capital of the world.
Amazon Surges in Texas
There’s a lot more to Texas goods movement than one e-commerce giant. But Amazon’s very large footprint makes a deep impression.
Round Rock - Where Quality of Life and Opportunity Meet
Home to some 133,000 people and a growing cluster of leading tech companies, Round Rock has proved ideal for families and corporations alike.
Texas - Home Base for Space Exploration
Projects from SpaceX, Axiom and BAE Systems are just the beginning.
Universities Support Diverse Needs of Industry Across the State
The robust network of 148 higher education institutions in Texas includes these six robust public university systems.
Safety in San Antonio
Port San Antonio expands for next wave of cybersecurity, tech growth.
Small Town, Big Opportunity
With ample space and easy access to markets, Abilene draws companies to Northwest Texas.
Food Producers Expand in Texas to Meet Increased Consumer Demand
Projects include new investments from HelloFresh, Tyson Foods and Goya Foods.
Gone to Texas
7 Reasons to Move to the Lone Star State
High Plains Drifting
Logistics networks link manufacturers in Amarillo, Lubbock to major markets.
Northwest Texas Draws Investment Across Sectors
Texas’s Northwest region is a 30-county area stretching from the Oklahoma border to the Colorado River, from Big Spring to Fort Worth.
Metroplex Spurs Innovation and Technology Growth
Dallas’ reputation for spurring innovation with homegrown companies like Dell Technologies hasn’t slowed down over the years.
Upper East - At the Corner of the Southeast
Upper East Texas offers a business friendly and affordable location for businesses.
Powered Up in Southeast Texas
A key player in the global energy industry, Southeast Texas is home to the world’s largest oil refineries.
From Houston to the Globe
A region once focused predominantly on oil and gas has since grown into a highly sought-after location for global corporations across a wide swath of industries.
Central Texas’ Biocorridor Brings Innovations to Global Markets
2020 - Austin's Captial Year
Austin, the birthplace of Dell Technologies, is the economic hub of Texas’ Capital Region.
Consider the Alamo
The Alamo, made famous in 1836 for its part in the Texas Revolution, is a central part of the Lone Star State’s history.
A Port, A Border and A Coast - South Texas Has it All
Everything from a relaxing beach vacation to a shopping excursion to Mexico can be enjoyed from the South Texas region.
There's Black Gold in Them Thar Hills
When it comes to minerals gleaned from the earth, there is perhaps no place in America more important to the national and global economy than West Texas.
Two States, Two Countries Meet in El Paso
There is perhaps no more scenic place in Texas than the majestic Upper Rio Grande Region.

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