7.83 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation
7.69 out of 10 in Workforce Quality
7.55 out of 10 in Living Environment
Right to Work? ✓
The country’s No. 1 exporter, Texas exported $232 billion in goods in 2016, according to the Texas Economic Development Corp. Texas has the second-largest state airport system, including the world’s first purely industrial airport at the Fort Worth Alliance Global Logistics Hub; 11 deep-water ports including the Port of Houston, one of the nation’s top 10; and 10,425 miles of freight rail, more than any state.
Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation, Biotech, Chemicals Products, Energy
“Texas continues to offer the most conducive environment to business growth with moderate tax rates and an accommodating regulatory environment.”
“I like Texas’ small business startup incentives which have been significantly streamlined for people. I believe many businesses will find multiple opportunities for growth and stability in particular, as it concerns technological, aerospace, engineering, scientific, and military defense.”