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 Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced the Good for Texas: Women in the Workforce tour.
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.
Texas' 29 ports of entry play a crucial role in the state’s economy, facilitating nearly $650 billion in trade in 2015. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reviewed the impact of trade on Texas from a sampling of the state's ports of entry.
Read more about Texas' ports.
Our office has also compiled information about the economic impact of Texas military installations on the state and for local economies.
Read more about the impact of the military on the Texas economy.
Use these lookup tools at other state agency websites to continue research of regional economic data.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.