State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 563.9
State-Local Tax Burden
Rate (%): 7.9%
Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -1.93%
Development Trend Indicator: Neutral
Job growth remains stellar though slips to No. 4 from No. 3 percentage-wise.
“Texas is the best state for business and I don’t see anything to slow TX down. The education and quality of eligible employees is excellent right now. Business is booming and growing quicker and more rapidly in 2014 than any other year. It’s an exciting time in Texas.”
“Texas enables doing business easy, and Austin specifically is an attractive city to many young high-tech workers.”
“Texas should do away with business franchise tax and it would be even better.”
“Texas is very bad about collecting taxes from non-Texan companies. The same can be said for Georgia.”
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.