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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Taylor EDC wins Business Facilities’ Silver Award for $17B Samsu...
Business Facilities magazine has awarded the Taylor Economic Development Corporation the prestigious Silver Award for its work to secure Samsung Electronics’ new state of the art, $17 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility. The Samsung semiconductor project, announced Nov. 23, 2021, is…Read More
BEA: Texas export trade up 34% in 2021
New numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis confirm the Lone Star State remains the lone star when it comes to international export trade among the states. November 2021 export trade data, released in January by the Bureau of…Read More
Texas exceeds pre-pandemic employment level by reaching 12,998,200 job...
Unemployment rate falls To 5.2% AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Texas labor market has surpassed its previous pre-pandemic employment high in February 2020 of 12,970,000 jobs by reaching 12,998,200 total nonagricultural jobs in November 2021, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday….Read More
Samsung selects Taylor, TX, site for $17 billion chip manufacturing fa...
AUSTIN — Samsung Electronics has chosen the Williamson County city of Taylor, Texas, 28 miles northeast of Austin, as the site of its second U.S. semiconductor chip manufacturing facility, representing a $17 billion investment and more than 2,000 new high-tech…Read More
CBRE to expand workforce in Dallas and Richardson
Commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE, Inc., will create 460 new jobs and more than $29 million in capital investment over the next 13 years at its Dallas headquarters and 550 new jobs and more than $13 million…Read More
Texas adds 56,600 more jobs, unemployment rate falls to 5.4% in Octobe...
AUSTIN — Texas continued to report a drop in its unemployment rate in October, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 5.4%, and added 56,600 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Nov. 19. The 5.4%…Read More