Category Archives: Other State News

Texas ranked sixth best state for business.

TEXAS — Despite lingering woes in the oil and gas industry, Texas is the sixth best state for business according to a recent survey conducted by Forbes. States were rated based on various facets of economic environments, including business costs, labo ...

Team Texas hits the road for new jobs, new business.

AUSTIN — With Texas ranked No. 1 in so many positive business polls, visionary economic developers in the Lone Star State take nothing for granted. Team Texas, a statewide marketing group of economic development professionals, takes the state’s suc ...

Texas towns: apply now for economic development grants.

TEXAS — Texas towns can compete for more than $10 million in USDA grants to keep rural economies thriving. Agriculture Undersecretary Lisa Mensah recently announced that the U.S. Agriculture Department is seeking applications for grants to support rur ...

Texas adds 287K jobs over past year.

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has added an estimated 287,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year including a modest gain in April with the addition of 1,200 positions during the month. According to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the state has exp ...

Downtown Forth Worth hotter than ever.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Downtown continues to boom with a 95 percent retail occupancy rate and more people clamoring to live there. Downtown Fort Worth recently released its 2014 State of Downtown Report, a yearly publication that offers in-depth analysis ...

Everything’s bigger, including business, in Texas.

TEXAS — The savvy people who run successful companies recently ranked Texas as the No. 1 state for business for the 11th year in a row. That’s according to Chief Executive magazine’s 2015 Best and Worst States for Business survey. Since the Great Re ...

Texas job growth outpacing national average.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas had 320,400 more jobs in March than it had at the same time last year. The stellar performance means the Lone Star State has an annual growth rate of 2.8 percent – higher than the 2.3 percent rate for the United S ...

Pasadena high schoolers take on European economy.

PASADENA, Texas — If all goes well, some Texas high school students could supercharge the European economy. Students at the First Baptist Christian Academy in Pasadena have qualified for the semi-finals in the Euro Challenge sponsored by the Federal Re ...

Dallas-Fort Worth No. 2 for most jobs pending.

DALLAS – The Dallas Metroplex is one of the hottest hiring hubs in the nation, according to an analysis by ZipRecruiter. The online job board says Dallas-Fort Worth boasts the largest information technology industry concentration in Texas, as well as on ...

9 Amarillo companies get $500k boost.

AMARILLO, Texas — A slew of Amarillo businesses won a share of $500,000 in grants designed to boost their enterprises and the local economy. The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge, sponsored by the West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center and the  ...