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

November Fiscal Notes

Texas’ biennial budget exceeds $200 billion, and 90 percent of that money supports just three purposes — health and human services, education and transportation. In the November 2018 Fiscal Notes, we examine the forces that drive state spending. Read more »

Regional Reports

New Regional Reports

These reports examine regional economic trends including population, personal income, jobs and wages, and education, as well as economic conditions unique to the state and its regions.

Fiscal Notes

September-October Fiscal Notes

Growing obligations for pensions, teacher’s healthcare and more threaten Texas’ long-term financial health. Read about them, and a potential fix, in the September-October Fiscal Notes.

Indicators

Key Economic Indicators

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

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 »

November Fiscal Notes
Regional Reports
September-October Fiscal Notes
Indicators
Manufacturing