economy

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.

What's New?

Fiscal Notes

“Dark Store” Theory

Texas communities depend on the property taxes generated by retail businesses. But should open, operating stores be taxed in the same way as closed ones? Find out in the February issue of Fiscal Notes.

Texas Health Care Spending Report

Texas Health Care Spending Report, Fiscal 2015

How much does the state spend on health care, and what is driving those costs? See our new report, Texas Health Care Spending: Fiscal 2015 (PDF), to learn more.

Indicators

Key Economic Indicators

Take a look at the latest significant digits relating to the Texas economy.

Twelve Regions, One Texas

Twelve Regions, One Texas

Learn about the role population, income, jobs, education and more play in your region.

50 State

The 50-State Scorecard

See where Texas ranks among states on a variety of economic, demographic and tax-related factors.

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Fiscal Notes
Health Care Report
Indicators
Twelve Regions, One Texas
50-State