Plains, Trains, and Automobiles
Texas is a leading global player in the aviation, transportation, and automotive space. As home to the headquarters of two international airlines and two of the world’s busiest airports, the state is a key location for the largest global aviation companies. Thanks to a highly trained and specialized workforce, Texas is a leader in aerospace manufacturing, is tied for 5th nationally in automotive manufacturing establishments, and continues to be selected for major relocation and expansion projects.
Besides a skilled workforce, Texas colleges and universities are investing more than $5 billion a year in R&D expenditures, committed to discovering what’s over the next horizon. Oh, and Texas has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country with no corporate income tax and no individual income tax. That’s the truth, y’all.
About This Industry
In 2017, Texas ranked as the No. 2 state for transportation equipment exports, with a value of over $13 billion.
Texas is home to:
- 16 seaports
- 26 commercial airports
- the nation’s largest network of freight rail and public roads
- 532 automaker firms
- 17 of the 20 largest aerospace manufacturers in the world
- 15 active military bases, including 6 active Air Force bases and 3 naval air stations
- the engine test site for SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station
- the longest border with Mexico of any U.S. state
Your Economic Guides to Texas
The Texas Economic Development Connection is a team of certified economic developers working in cooperation with governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations across Texas to support small businesses ready to expand or relocate to the Lone Star State. We help companies identify opportunities in Texas cities and stand prepared to help them begin their journey to becoming Texan.
Kick the tires and light the fires
It’s time for action. Let our team get to know you and help guide you on your move or expansion into Texas. Register your project today with our team and let your Texas adventure begin.