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Expand or Relocate to Texas

Texas Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Texas

TX business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Texas


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax
6.25%. Exemptions include: Machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing process; natural gas and electricity sold to companies that are primarily manufacturers.

Property Tax
No property tax on state level. Levied by local governments and special taxing districts. Property appraised at full market value and assessed on 100% of appraised value.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
16% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Fabricated metal products
11% Food and kindred products
9% Electronic and other electric equipment
8% Transportation equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Fort Worth) - 14,000
Dell, Inc. (Round Rock) - 13,000
Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. (Spring) - 10,000
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Austin) - 8,500
KBR, Inc. (Houston) - 6,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Harris - 353,752
Dallas - 183,634
Tarrant - 109,817
Travis - 61,059
Bexar - 57,805

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Houston - 286,971
Dallas - 79,525
Fort Worth - 72,623
Austin - 58,476
San Antonio - 53,787

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• No individual income tax
• Texas Enterprise Fund
• Emerging Technology Fund
• Skills Development Fund
• Self-Sufficiency Fund
• Texas Capital Infrastructure Fund
• Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAGG)
• Texas Leverage Fund (TLF)
• Enterprise Zones
• Tax Increment Financing
• Economic Development Refund
• Freeport and Goods in Transit Exemptions
• Pollution Control Equipment Incentive
• Renewable Energy Incentives
• Chapter 380/381 Economic Development Agreements
• Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)
• Exempt-Facility Bonds
• Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds
• Texas Products/Business Funds
• Texas Industry Development Program
• Permit Assistance

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Texas

Palestine, TX
Schulenburg, TX
Nestled in the corner of Historic Fayette County, 95 miles west of Huston, 105 miles east of San Antonio, 80 miles southeast of Austin. The Chamber promotes travel & tourism, and develops business opportunities for Chamber members
New Braunfels, TX
Celina, OH
Office & Commercial Movers
Topeka, KS
Striving to recruit new business & help companies expand in Kansas
Marshall, TX
Doing Business for Over 25 Years.
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