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.

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Fiscal Notes

State Government and “Legacy” IT Systems

Texas spends hundreds of millions each year on aging information technology systems; replacing them would cost even more. Read about it in December-January Fiscal Notes.

Manufacturing in Texas

Video: Manufacturers Are Good for Texas

Manufacturing contributed $226 billion to Texas’ GDP in 2016. Our new video highlights Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s 2017 tour of Texas manufacturers.   Watch the video »

Fiscal Notes

Federal Funding in Texas

Federal grants are second only to taxes in their importance to the state’s revenues, supplying about a third of all funding. Learn about this essential source of money for Texas programs and people in November Fiscal Notes.

Indicators

Key Economic Indicators

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

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