Data Analysis & Transparency Division (DAT) provides economic development and technical assistance to local governments, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and the public on a wide range of subjects including tax programs and incentive support, job creation initiatives, economic impact analysis, financial transparency, limiting financial exposure, and purchasing efficiencies.
DAT operates as a support center for local governments and economic development entities with the objective of government efficiency and economic growth. The division serves as a turn-key information source supplying detailed economic data and analysis, sharing best practices and providing direct assistance to local governments.
The DAT division provides local government officials and economic developers with a team of analysts that can provide technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to state law, financial management, and federal, state and local economics. An analyst can provide answers or a source of information on topics such as:
Analysts can be reached toll free at 800-531-5441, ext. 3-4679.
The Comptroller's Regional Economic Data provides economic data for 12 regions across Texas. Each snapshot tracks regional trends in population growth, personal income, jobs and wages, and education. The snapshots also highlight issues of particular focus to individual regions such as health care access, income inequality and economic development.
DAT publishes downloadable informational brochures and publications on a broad range of topics including:
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.