Economic Development

Texas job creation dwarfs every other state

10/22/14
Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart).

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Texas job creation dwarfs every other state

10/22/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
"It stands to reason then that if you want higher job growth, you want to be more like Texas than California. There are many measures of economic and social health, but for a country that is struggling to jump-start job creation, it might be a good idea to look carefully at the success stories."

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Texas does it again: Leads U.S. job creation in September and over the last 12 months

10/21/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Last week, we learned that Texas added 36,400 jobs in September and set a state record for adding 413,700 jobs in the last 12 months.

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Texas has No. 1 business climate, new survey says

10/20/14
Houston Business Journal
Olivia Pulsineslli
Texas is the highest-rated state in another business-climate survey, and Houston ranked among the best cities for economic development.

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Survey says: Executives see Texas as having top business climate

10/19/14
Dallas Morning News
Michael A. Lindenberger
Texas has won some big bets and lost others when it comes to persuading firms to relocate — or make major expansions — in Texas this past year. But business leaders and the site-selection consultants who advise them still think it’s the top place to do business.

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Texas Adds 413,700 Jobs Over the Year

10/17/14
AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in September. Over the year, Texas added 413,700 total non-farm jobs, the largest gain over a 12-month period ever recorded in the Lone Star State.

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Eagle Ford expected to hit 1.6 million barrels next month

10/15/14
San Antonio Express-News
Jennifer Hiller
The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to make 1.61 million barrels of oil per day in November, up 42 percent from the year before, according to a new government report.

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Texas leads US in gas production, employment: report

10/13/14
Platts
Jim Magill
Texas' pro-energy industry stance has resulted in the state once again leading the nation in oil and gas production, jobs and other economic benefits last year, according to a report issued by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.

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Texas leads nation with record export numbers

10/06/14
San Antonio Express-News
David Hendricks
SAN ANTONIO — Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

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Eagle Ford had an $87 billion economic impact in 2013

09/23/14
San Antonio Express-News
Jennifer Hiller
SAN ANTONIO — The Eagle Ford Shale oil field had an $87 billion effect across South Texas last year — nearly equal to the San Antonio area's entire gross domestic product, according to the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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