Texas Economy is GREAT! and I'll make sure it stays that way.
Since the discovery of vast oil reserves around the turn of the 20th century, Texas has been an economic powerhouse. Energy continues to be a huge part of the Texas economy, but many industries have a large presence in the state. Here's how Texas did on our measures:
- Texas had a 3.3 percent increase in nonfarm payroll jobs...
- The working-age population grew by 1.3 percent
- Exports grew by 4.1 percent to about $279 billion, solidifying Texas' lead in international exports among the states.