Because we’re charged with overseeing state finances, our office is keenly interested in all aspects of Texas’ economy. Access our original research on the factors that contribute to the economic health of our state.
Texas’ 50 public community college districts play a vital, twofold role in the Texas economy, by offering students a low-cost way to prepare for further academic study and training future members of the Texas workforce for careers with area employers. The Comptroller’s office estimates that Texas’ public community colleges contribute $9.8 billion in economic output to the state each year, while supporting nearly 78,000 Texas jobs. Learn more about the economic contributions of Texas community colleges.
In 2020 our office compiled information on Texas military installations to determine their economic impact on the state and local economies in 2019.
Texas has created a strong cybersecurity workforce and training pipeline. Texas colleges and universities, 19 of them designated as Centers for Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency, are training thousands to meet the information security needs of our state and nation. Learn more about Texas colleges’ efforts to create a cybersecurity workforce.
Space exploration is serious business in Texas. From education and research to tourism and business activities, NASA’s annual impact on the state’s economy is in the billions. Learn more about NASA, its economic impact on the state and the agency’s Texas operations.
Women make up nearly half of our workforce. And more women than ever are leading a diverse range of enterprises. In the past 20 years, the number of woman-owned companies in Texas has risen by 146 percent. Today, nearly a million Texas women own their own businesses.
Read more about women’s contributions to the Texas workforce.
Manufacturing is a vital component in Texas’ diverse economy. Chemical, high tech, automotive and other advanced manufacturing operations thrive across our state. Texas’ manufacturing contributed $226 billion to the state gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016.
Read more about manufacturing in Texas.
Use these lookup tools at other state agency websites to continue research of regional economic data.
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