Texas Workforce Strategy Key To Strong Economy

29 Mar 2021


If Texas were a country, it would be the 9th largest in the world. We achieved that incredible statistic through a diverse economy, teamwork among our economic developers — and the second largest workforce in the nation.

At 14 million strong, our skilled workforce is a key factor in Texas’ rapid growth and our accelerating prospects for national and international business relocation and investment.

The availability of a large skilled labor force, according to a recent survey of corporate decision-makers by Area Development, is the Number 1 factor in site selection.

“Texas is exceptional because of the men and women across our state who go to work every day to earn a living, provide for their families, and make a difference in their communities,” said Gov. Greg Abbott, who launched the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative in 2016 to develop a statewide workforce strategy. “It is essential that we continue to provide Texans with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish.”

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