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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

InTex Index
Texas by the numbers

August, 2018

The InTex Index offers a snapshot of our diverse Texas economy, highlighting a variety of statistics and recent activities throughout the state that create a picture of an ever-evolving Texas and what makes it such a fascinating place for all of us to live, work and realize our dreams. Our monthly InTex Index is a measure of just a few of the many things that make Texas great!

San Antonio and Amarillo are more than 450 miles apart, and while one is the seventh largest city in the U.S. and the other is the 14th largest in Texas, they both are great places for Hispanic entrepreneurs. In fact, the smaller city even has a leg up on the larger. This month’s InTex Index shares interesting facts about these two great Texas cities!


Amarillo. TX

7 – Amarillo’s ranking among the best cities in the nation for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

8 – San Antonio’s ranking among the best cities in the nation for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

$13,329,693.60 – Total gross motor vehicle sales taxes collected in Amarillo’s Potter County in 2017.
Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

$4,494,832,000 – Total motor vehicle sales taxes collected by the State of Texas in FY17.
Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

28,000Estimated number of head of cattle (as of Jan. 1, 2018) in Potter County, home of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

$750,000 – Amount of the U.S. Transportation Department grant enabling Amarillo’s Husband International Airport to offer daily nonstop flights to and from Phoenix.

4,589 – Number of pigeons that descended on the Amarillo Civic Center during the National Pigeon Association’s 2018 Grand National Championships.

Amarillo. TX

34,897 – Number of businesses and community clients that the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development served during FY17, according to the school’s most recent report. Its efforts helped launch 626 new businesses in San Antonio and supported the creation of 7,350 new jobs.

$40.5 billion – Estimated economic impact of San Antonio’s manufacturing sector in 2016.

116,285 – Number of San Antonio-built, full-size Toyota Tundra pickup trucks sold in 2017.

$10 million to $15 millionEstimated value of the artifacts that legendary singer (and former Genesis drummer) Phil Collins donated to The Alamo. It’s easy to love a guy who’d do that!

$1.55 billion – Estimated 2018 value of the San Antonio Spurs franchise (excluding debt).