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Why Texas

Where Business Goes Big.

Texas is the home of 49 Fortune 500 headquarters, 90+ Fortune 1000 headquarters, more than 1,600 foreign-owned companies and 2.7 million small businesses.
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Why Texas

A Workforce to be Reckoned With.

Texas’ civilian workforce of 14 million is the second largest in the nation, and the Skills Development Fund helps companies train their employees.
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Why Texas

Powerhouse of a Talent Pipeline.

The third highest high school completion rate and 148 higher ed institutions keep the talent pipeline full and qualified.
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Why Texas

Multimodal Access to the World.

Investment in a dynamic ground transportation network, water ports, rail and air service have made Texas the #1 exporter for 19 consecutive years.
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Why Texas

Quality of Life.

More people are moving to Texas than any other state to tap into low costs, high value and diverse living options. There's simply no place in the world that's quite like Texas.
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