Top Industries

More than 200,000 people have jobs in the Texas aerospace and aviation industry. Major employers include Lockheed Martin, Bell Aerospace, Raytheon, Boeing and Gulfstream Aerospace.

Agriculture and food production is a top industry in Texas and accounts for one in every seven jobs in the state. Texas has more than 247,000 farms and ranches covering 130.4 million acres.

Texas has developed a top industry in biotechnology and life sciences. Texas has more than 4,500 biotechnology, biomedical research, medical manufacturing and other life sciences-related companies...
The Texas communications and information technology industry numbers more than 26,000 high-tech companies and 470,000 workers. Research and development expenditures for microelectronics and computer...

Texas refineries produce more than 4.7 million barrels of oil per day. Houston has more than 3,000 energy-related employers. Texas has about 200 chemical plants, which manufacture 14 percent of...

Film and television production and video game development are growing industries in Texas. The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program enables qualifying film, television, commercial, and video...

Some 200 chemical and plastics plants operate in Texas, manufacturing 14 percent of the nation’s value chemical output.

Spectacular outdoor attractions are commonplace in Texas, where mountains, canyons, rock formations, caves, forests, rivers and beaches are just some of the natural sites. Texas offers 90 state parks...

Texas airports, highways, railroads and ports make the state a logistics and distribution leader and strategic import and export gateway. Texas has 29 ports and 27 commercial airports.