India Doing Business in Texas
Two of the world’s largest economies, Texas and India share a long and prosperous economic relationship.
India-based companies like Indo-MIM, which selected San Antonio for its first U.S. manufacturing facility after an 18-month search for the best location, credit Texas’ industry clusters, workforce and commitment to foreign-owned companies for why they Go Big in Texas.
Texas and India’s economic partnership looks toward a prosperous future. Speaking at Wipro’s Electronic City facility in Bengaluru during a business development mission to India, Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared his commitment to “continuing to build upon Texas’ already strong economic and cultural relationship with India.”
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Indian Companies Operating in Texas
Talent, market access and state support draw industry-leading companies to Texas.
Wipro’s U.S. cybersecurity center in Plano, the company’s third facility in Texas, was described by one company executive as “testament to the local talent pool and the robust support offered by the state.” More than 30 India-based companies tapped into those assets and added a combined 9,089 jobs throughout Texas between 2011 and 2019.
Cigniti, Indo-MIM, Infosys, JSW Steel, Mahindra and National Engineering Products are among many other India-based manufacturers, tech companies and professional services providers operating in Texas.
Trade Between India and Texas
India and Texas’ trade relationship continues on an upward trajectory across commodities.
Texas exports to India in 2019 totaled $8,747 million, including the following commodities: mineral fuel and oil, organic chemicals, industrial machinery, plastics, and beverages, spirits and vinegar. Texas imports from India in 2019 totaled $4,153 million, including the following commodities: industrial machinery, mineral fuel and oil, gums, resins and extracts, fish products, and precious stones and metals. Texas port districts that have active trade with India include Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Laredo and Port Arthur.
Cultural Ties Between India and Texas
India and Texas share cultural ties in addition to their trade relationship and shared business sectors.
Since the early 1900s, Indian-Americans have helped shape Texas’ economy, public policy and cultural landscape through their work in education, public health, technology, medicine and entrepreneurship. Today Indian-American leaders are found across the state, from Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Capital One Financial Services, to Judge Ravi K. Sandill, the first South Asian district court judge in the U.S., to Swapnil Agarwal, an entrepreneur featured in Forbes for turning $300,000 into $2 billion within six years.
Sanjay Ramabhadran, Vice President at Texas-based infrastructure consulting firm CP&Y, says, “Indians are among the most-respected communities in the Greater Houston area with many making an impact in public policy. We have a place at the table and there are Indian faces in different administrative and community organizations.”
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