The Texas Comptroller is our state’s financial officer, responsible for overseeing the $100 billion-a-year enterprise of Texas state government. Our duties include managing the state’s investments, estimating the financial impact of proposed legislation and forecasting the amounts that state taxes, fees and other revenue sources will produce over each two-year state budget period.
This requires our economists, researchers and subject-matter experts to keep a constant watch on the Texas economy. In this area, we provide a series of resources that can give you a better understanding of the trends and events that affect our state — and your wallet.
As the nation’s top energy producer and consumer, Texas requires a portfolio of diverse energy sources and an eye on innovation for meeting future needs.
House Bill 2404, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature, required the Comptroller’s office to create and make accessible an online Chapter 380 and 381 Local Development Agreement Database that contains information regarding all local development agreements in the state.
The 88th Legislature passed bills related to the film and video game industries and Texas’ rural areas. Read about the impacts and why defining “rural” is so important.
The Texas Regional Reports provide an overview of population, income, jobs, wages and education trends in each of Texas' 12 economic regions including a statewide overview. Read the 2022 reports.
Take a look at the latest significant digits relating to the Texas economy.