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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 19, 2017

Fiscal Notes: Texas Migration — Who’s Coming and Where They’re Going

(AUSTIN) — In the latest issue of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office examines Texas’ migration patterns and the state’s biosciences and biotechnology economy.

Of Texas’ total population growth between 2010 and 2016, migration accounted for almost half of the moves to the Lone Star State. But the migration pattern varies with location: smaller cities received the majority of their new residents from other parts of Texas, and larger cities received most new residents from other states.

“Texas has been one of the fastest-growing states practically since we entered the Union, and nothing’s going to change that — our inherent advantages and our determination are simply too strong,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “Knowing who comes to our state and where they are coming from can help us understand these migration trends and plan accordingly.”

Besides being one of the fastest-growing states, Texas is also known as a center for cutting-edge life science. Nearly 99,000 Texans work in fields related to various aspects of the biological sciences and biotechnology. These science-driven industries bring some of the nation's best minds to our state and support many jobs.

Fiscal Notes is available online and also can be received by subscribing via the Comptroller’s website.

Fiscal Notes helps promote and further explain the Comptroller’s constitutional responsibility to monitor the state’s economy and estimate state government revenues. It has been published since 1975, featuring in-depth analysis concerning state finances and original research by subject-matter experts in the Comptroller’s office.