Economic Strength



"Texas cities are clearly the place to be in terms of job creation, wealth formation and overall growth.”
- Forbes

#1 Exporter: In 2016 Texas exported $232 billion in goods to destinations all over the world, leading the nation for the 15th year running.

$67.5 Billion Travel Spending: Texas has the third largest share of domestic travel revenue – $67.5 billion generating 568,000 jobs. More...

51 Fortune 500: Fifty-one of the nation’s leading companies base their headquarters in Texas. See them all here.

13 Million Productive Workers: Texas has the second largest civilian workforce in America – 13 million industrious people.

In 2016, Texas led the U.S. in exports for the 15th year in a row with over $232 billion in exports.

Texas is home to 51 Fortune 500 HQ's, including Fortune's #2 company, ExxonMobil.

In 2015, Texas tourism accounted for 653,000 jobs and $69 billion in direct travel spending.


Texas has over 13 million people in the civilian labor force, the 2nd highest in the country.

Texas was one the nation's top states for job creation in 2015 with 175,700 new jobs added.