Economic Development

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Measuring “Quality of Life”: Where Does Texas Rank?

In the past two blog posts, we have looked at data that have painted the state of Texas in a very good light in terms of overall rankings for top states for business and a quality workforce. One of the areas in which Texas has not fared well has been in the “Quality of Life”…

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Connection Between a Quality Workforce and A State’s Success

The connection between a quality workforce and the success of a state is unquestioned. In our previous blog post, we introduced America’s Top States for Business study from 2022. Throughout the 14 years of the CNBC study, Texas has had the best average ranking of 2.2 across all years in the data. However, in the last…


Top States for Business: Where Does Texas Rank?

Throughout our current blog series, we have primarily sought to better understand the factors that have and will continue to influence enrollment in higher education in Texas. We now want to connect the successful preparation of college and university students to real-world outcomes at the state level. To this end, we turn our attention to CNBC’s…