Moving to a new state can be a lot of things: exciting and terrifying, difficult and promising—all at once. Moving to Texas can help to alleviate some of the difficulties associated with moving. Just think of all the great things that will come your way with a move to the Lone Star State. Texas has a thriving economy that boasts a variety of strong industries; a wealth of job opportunities awaits in regions throughout the state. Compared to many other states, certain regions of Texas have a relatively lower cost of living and a favorable tax climate. The unique blend of cultures, communities, and climate in Texas make it a great place to live, work, and play. Are you ready for a move to the great state of Texas? Read on to learn more about how to make a plan for moving to Texas. 

Talk it over. Before the big move, get everyone on board. Whether it’s your immediate family that’s moving with you or your company’s employees, you’ll need to discuss details of the relocation. Talking about school districts, housing options, community amenities and activities all will be helpful as you zero in on a target location. 

Right place, right time. Have you looked into the many different regions of Texas? Several months before your move, it would be wise to find a city or region that matches up with your family’s needs as well as your business’s potential for growth. Take into account things like the cost of living, school districts, the business climate, and local industry trends. The Texas Economic Development Connection has created a list of the many regions throughout Texas that you might want to consider for your future home town.

Get down to the brass tacks. If you’re a business owner, you’ll want to evaluate the viability for your company in your new hometown in Texas. Research the Texas market for details about your industry, and be sure to assess things such as potential customers, competitors, and any laws or regulations that could affect your business operations. Check to see what permits, licensing, or registration you’ll need. Plan how you’ll move your business and your home. You’ll need to consider transferring employees, finding new talent, or transitioning services to online. The Texas Economic Development Connection can help you with getting all this information and more; their experts will point you in the right direction for incentives that could benefit your business too.

Make a financial plan. An out-of-state move comes with plenty of moving costs. It is essential to create a detailed budget that delineates or at least estimates the expenses you’ll incur. This could include moving your household items, moving business or office equipment and furniture, transportation costs for yourself and your family, the purchase of any new furnishings, plus all of the costs for things you need to help get established in your new hometown. Be sure to take into account things like potential disruptions to your income as you transition to a new place. 

Put down roots. Seek out the housing in Texas that fits the needs of your family as well as your budget. Whether you’re owning or renting, there are local real estate agents that can help you find the right place. School and community integration is so important. Select the schools and the community activities that are just right for your family. You will want to seek out an ideal business location if you’re moving a business; the Texas Economic Development Connection can help with relocation. Check out their Business Property search tool here

Work with a team of professionals. Consider hiring professional movers for your actual move. In addition, you may want to consult with lawyers, accountants, or financial advisors for any business or financial matters that need extra care. Do you need help with getting in touch with a team of professionals in your new Texas town? The Texas Economic Development Connection can help. 

Make the move. Once all your plans are in place, your actual move will happen with the coordination of packing, shipping, and transportation. 

Expect the unexpected. No matter how detailed your plans are, you will want to be prepared for bumps in the road.

Texas is such a great place to live and work. Whether you’re seeking a metropolitan way of life, a nice small town, or a place out in the country, there are so many great options when it comes to moving to Texas. When it comes to options, the Texas experts at the Texas Economic Development Connection want to help you select the best ones for you. 

Reach out to us. The team at the Texas Economic Development Connection can help to match you with the ideal living and working environments for you. While the internet can be helpful, our team has experience with helping people who relocate find all the right resources for their relocation. Set up a call with us to connect with economic development professionals, small business advisors, and other vendors to get settled in Texas.