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The 50-State Scorecard: Unique Tool Gets Even Better

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September 23, 2015

Back in June, my office unveiled a unique online tool, the 50-State Scorecard, the most comprehensive set of state-by-state comparisons to be found anywhere on the Web. The Scorecard offers a quick and easy way to see how Texas ranks on dozens of factors compiled by organizations and publications across the U.S., including business climate, tax burden, employment opportunities and economic indicators.

As I travel around the state, I hear from lots of folks who use and appreciate the Scorecard, and who have suggestions for more measures we could include. And I've been listening. We've expanded the Scorecard with more than two dozen new and updated measures, and added an entirely new category — quality of life, a key metric in career and business relocation decisions.

With these new yardsticks, the 50-State Scorecard becomes even more useful. There's quite simply nothing else like it in the U.S. We're proud and happy to offer it to you, and to help spread the word about Texas, the nation's number-one destination for businesses and families seeking a better place to live and work.

I hope you'll check out the Scorecard and our other transparency features. And please let us know if there are other measures you'd like the Scorecard to address.

As always, let us know how we're doing via our customer service website, Twitter or Facebook.

Thank you for all you do for Texas, and God bless,

Glenn Hegar