Texas’s export trade up 49% in March 2022

AUSTIN — Texas reported a more than 49% increase in export trade in March 2022 over the same month last year and exceeded the year-to-date 2021 trend by more than 40% — according to data from the Bureau of Economic…

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Cacique CEO: Amarillo is a ‘must-see’ for CEOs, site selec...

AMARILLO, TEXAS — Cacique Foods is building a new facility for producing its Hispanic food products in Amarillo — after touring 16 other potential sites across the nation — because of the city’s unbeatable combination of advantages. De Cardenas joined Kevin…

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Texas ranked #1 Best State for Business for the 18th consecutive time

Perennial CEO favorite Texas topped Chief Executive’s Best State for Business list in 2022 for the 18th consecutive time. “This important milestone is a testament to Texas’s strong and enduring reputation among the nation’s business leaders,” said Robert Allen, president and CEO…

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Texas adds 30,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate declines to 4.4%

AUSTIN, Texas — In March, Texas set a new employment record for the fifth consecutive month, adding 30,100 nonagricultural jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Nonfarm jobs reached 13,207,600 in March 2022 with a total of 731,600 positions created…

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Texas economic development leaders meet with Chicago CEOs, site select...

Texas economic development leaders are in Chicago this week to meet with businesses and site section consultants eager to discuss the advantages of doing business in the Lone Star State. “Chicago is a national epicenter for corporate site selection consultants…

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Texas adds 77,800 jobs in February, unemployment rate declines to 4.7%

AUSTIN, Texas — In February, Texas marked its fourth consecutive month of record-setting job growth with the addition of 77,800 total nonagricultural jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. For the month of February, Texas exceeded the previous record employment…

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Texas continues jobs growth streak in January 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas started off strong in the first month of 2022 with gains of 29,000 total non-agricultural jobs in the first month of 2022, exceeding the previous record employment level set in December 2021 by reaching more than…

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Texas is No. 1 exporting state for 20 years in a row

AUSTIN — Texas leads the nation as No. 1 exporting state for the 20th year in a row, accounting for more exports than California, New York and Louisiana combined, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce,…

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Texas startups attract $10.55 billion in venture capital last year

Texas startups in 2021 attracted more than $10 billion in venture capital — more than double the total from 2020. According to a new report from data provider Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association, Texas startups attracted a record-breaking…

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Texas reaches record employment of more than 13M jobs in December 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — The Lone Star State ended 2021 with a second consecutive month of record-setting employment at more than 13 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 5%, the Texas Workforce Commission has reported. “It’s important to note here…

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