Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017
(AUSTIN) — The state of Texas leads the nation in total energy production and new residents, according to an updated 50-State Scorecard unveiled today by the Comptroller's office.
Texas also ranks high in its growth in employed workers and gross product, according to the web tool, which uses data from a variety of sources to score each state in six key categories: population and demographics; business and workforce; economic indicators; tax and debt; and, new this year, quality of life and natural resources.
The Comptroller's office originally released the 50-State Scorecard in June 2015.
"Texans should be proud of our state's rankings in this newly updated 50-State Scorecard," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "Our abundant natural resources and tremendous economic opportunity are some of the reasons why so many people move to Texas every day. But challenges remain, and this tool allows us to identify not only areas where we are doing well, but also areas in which we can improve as a state."
Visit our online scorecard tool and click on the map for in-depth descriptions, key takeaways and additional data for each ranking.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.