Major Texas Employer: Texas manufacturers employ more than 865,800. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
High-Paying Jobs: Annual manufacturing compensation in Texas is $75,400- 70 percent more than the rest of the non-farm Texas workforce. (Source: National Association of Manufacturers)
Mainstay of Texas Economy: Manufacturing contributed $192 billion to the Texas economy in 2011, a 15% share of the state’s economy. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Economic Ripple Effect: Every dollar of final sales from manufactured goods supports $1.40 in output in the rest of the economy. (Source: Manufacturers Alliance)
Investment in the Future: Manufacturers are responsible for almost two-thirds of all private sector R&D spending, which ultimately benefits the entire Texas economy by promoting innovation, investment and job creation.
Leading Exporter: Manufactured goods account for 93% of all Texas exports. (Source: National Association of Manufacturers)
Diverse Job Opportunities: Texas manufacturing jobs span several sectors including computer and electronics, chemicals, petroleum products, fabricated metal, processed food, non-metal minerals, motor vehicles and parts, and plastics and rubber, to name a few. (Source: National Association of Manufacturers)