Get an overview of population, income, jobs, wages and education trends of Texas' 12 economic regions.
The Alamo Region covers the Hill Country to the coast, including the nation’s seventh largest city and rural counties known for wildflowers, tourist attractions and burgeoning wineries.
The Capital Region covers the area surrounding the state capital. It includes the “Live Music Capital of the World,” some of the nation’s best-known barbecue joints and rapidly expanding communities.
The 20 counties comprising the Central Region cover the east central section of the state and house a vital military community.
The Gulf Coast Region is an anchor for oil and gas production, includes one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas and facilitates billions in trade and shipping.
The 41 counties comprising the High Plains Region cover the Panhandle and the South Plains — home to a substantial portion of Texas' agriculture production.
The Metroplex Region covers the north central portion of Texas and includes some of the state's most densely populated urban areas.
The Northwest Region supports some of the state's backbone industries — cattle, petroleum and cotton. They also house military operations and a burgeoning wind-energy sector.
The South Region covers a sizeable portion of the Gulf Coast and the Mexico border and offers a young, growing workforce.
The Southeast Region covers the eastern portion of the state bordering Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. It's the heart of the state’s forestry and wood product manufacturing industries.
The Upper East Region covers the eastern portion of the state bordering Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Graced with the Piney Woods, it is an emerald on the Texas landscape
The Upper Rio Grande Region covers the westernmost portion of the state along the Rio Grande bordering Mexico, including the Big Bend. It is home to magnificent mountains and an iconic Texas landscape.
The West Region, while sparsely populated, has enjoyed a renaissance over the past decade, yet falling oil prices have exposed the vulnerability that comes with reliance on a volatile oil and gas industry.
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