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Aerospace

Agriculture

Energy

Health Care/Life Sciences

Information Technology/
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Manufacturing

Media

Real Estate

Recreation

Retail & Trade

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Transportation

Economy

Texas Economy

Measuring Public School Construction Debt: New tool helps voters compare costs (October 2014) | Article PDF

Playing Defense: Looming Cuts May Affect Texas Communities (June 2013) | Article PDF

Texas Coal — Past, Present and (Almost Certainly) Future (May, 2013) | Article PDF

Oil Prices and the Texas Economy: Impacts Vary with Production and Prices (June 2012) | Article PDF

Boom in the Shale: Big energy find worth billions (May 2012) | Article PDF

An Earthquake in Financial Markets (April 2012) | Article PDF

Texas’ Trillion-Dollar Economy among Nation’s Fastest-Growing (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Fast Forward: The Fastest-Growing, Highest Paying Texas Industries (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Gaining Costs, Losing Time: Costs Grow Along with Waistlines (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Texas Top for Business, Again (August 2010) | Issue PDF

Homebuyers Hold the Cards: Recession and Recovery in Texas Housing (August 2010) | Issue PDF

Signposts for the Economy: A look at Our Economic Tables (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

Staying Afloat: Constitution, Economy Keep Texas Bankruptcy Rates Low (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Better Days Ahead? The Strongest Commercial
Real Estate Markets (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Technology Tomorrow: New Tech Likely to Drive Texas Industries in 2010 (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

On Hold: The Slump in Commercial Real Estate (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Quick Recovery: Texas Cities Dominate List of Fastest-Recovering Metros (December 2009/January 2010) | Issue PDF

Relocating? Try Texas: Texas Cities Rank High as Best Places to Move (November 2009) | Issue PDF

Tough Times for Oil and Gas (November 2009) | Issue PDF

Free at Last, and Sooner: Tax Freedom Day Comes Early in Texas (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Recovery, Next Exit: Texas Cities Among Best for Recession Recovery (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Corporate Giants: Why Big Names Dominate Texas Business (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

Spurring Business Growth (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Where Do We Go From Here? (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Promising Stability: Avoiding Layoffs in a Downturn (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Works: New Report Calls for More Skilled Work Force Training (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Batten the Hatches (April 2009) | Issue PDF

U.S. Economy

On Hold: The Slump in Commercial Real Estate (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

State of the Dollar: What the Falling Dollar Means to U.S. Businesses (December 2009/January 2010) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Where Do We Go From Here? (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Personal Finance

Home By Any Other Name: Rent or Own — the Eternal Question (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Reversing the Housing Slump: Opportunities for Homeowners and Home Buyers (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

Education/Work Force

Fourth Year for FAST (April 2014) | Article PDF

Getting the Most from FAST: Annual FAST results let you compare school performance and financial responsibility (December 2012) | Article PDF

The $10,000 Prize: Texas universities launch low-cost degrees (September 2012) | Article PDF

Putting the Best to Work for the Rest (August 2012) | Article PDF

Fast Forward: The Fastest-Growing, Highest Paying Texas Industries (November 2011) | Issue PDF

A “Bubble” in Higher Education? (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Assessing Your Schools, FAST: Examining Cost-Effectiveness in Education (May 2011) | Issue PDF

Locking in Success: Today’s Prices for Tomorrow’s Education (January/February 2011) | Issue PDF

When Dreams Meet Opportunity: Texan Takes Every Chance at a New Life (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

Less Giving When It Hurts: Economy Pinches College Donations (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

New Help for Higher Ed: Breakthrough Legislation in the 2009 Session (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Works: New Report Calls for More Skilled Work Force Training (April 2009) | Issue PDF

School Pays: Working Texans Earn Return on Educational Investment (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Work Force: South Texas College Offers Customized Training Options (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Skilled Labor: Community Colleges Turn Funds into Technical Training for Texas Workers (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Environment

Government

Texas Government

A Central Source for Texas Obesity Information (February 2013) | Article PDF

From Big Box to Big Books: Cities, Counties Use Empty Retail Space for Libraries (November 2012) | Article PDF

The $10,000 Prize: Texas universities launch low-cost degrees (September 2012) | Article PDF

Putting the Best to Work for the Rest (August 2012) | Article PDF

A Victory for Property Rights (May 2012) | Article PDF

Water Planning in Dry Times (April 2012) | Article PDF

Entrepreneurialism 101: Getting Started in the Best State for Business (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Assessing Your Schools, FAST: Examining Cost-Effectiveness in Education (May 2011) | Issue PDF

Locking in Success: Today’s Prices for Tomorrow’s Education (January/February 2011) | Issue PDF

Rainy Day Fund 101: A Look at the Basics (January/February 2011) | Issue PDF

Wells They Left Behind: State Cleans Up Oil Wells When Production Stops (August 2010) | Issue PDF

When Dreams Meet Opportunity: Texan Takes Every Chance at a New Life (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

Roll Call for the State: Accurate Census Means Money, Clout for Texas (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

Bumpy Road Ahead: Funding Tight as Road Congestion Grows (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

Property of (Your Name Here): Unclaimed Property Reunites Texans with Lost Treasures (November 2009) | Issue PDF

New Money for Conservation: State Energy Program Gets Stimulus Funding (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Housing for Everyone: Low-Income Housing Challenge Sharpened by Disasters, Downturn (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Getting Back Your Green: Reconnecting Texans with Their Unclaimed Property (August 2009) | Issue PDF

A Sense of Relief: Tax Change Eases Burden on Some Texas Businesses (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Winds of Change: Financing a Comeback for Galveston (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Spurring Business Growth (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Drawing a Crowd: Texas Lottery Weathers Economic Changes (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Works: New Report Calls for More Skilled Work Force Training (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Skilled Labor: Community Colleges Turn Funds into Technical Training for Texas Workers (April 2009) | Issue PDF

U.S. Government

Playing Defense: Looming Cuts May Affect Texas Communities (June 2013) | Article PDF

Sarbanes-Oxley, Eight Years On: How a Major Reform of Corporate and Finance Law Affected Business (May 2011) | Issue PDF

Roll Call for the State: Accurate Census Means Money, Clout for Texas (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

A Bigger and Bigger Hole: Entitlements and the Economy (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

High Tide for Red Ink: Federal Deficits and the National Debt (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

New Funding for Child Care: Stimulus Funds to Aid Parents Searching for Work (November 2009) | Issue PDF

New Money for Conservation: State Energy Program Gets Stimulus Funding (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Is Cap and Trade Coming? The Scoop on Cap and Trade (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

People and Places

Playing Defense: Looming Cuts May Affect Texas Communities (June 2013) | Article PDF

Texas Universities Address Wellness, Weight Gain (May 2013) | Article PDF

Wellness Programs Bolster Business, Employee Health (January 2013) | Article PDF

Sister Cities Link Businesses, Create Opportunities (October 2012) | Article PDF

The $10,000 Prize: Texas universities launch low-cost degrees (September 2012) | Article PDF

Boom in the Shale: Big energy find worth billions (May 2012) | Article PDF

Angel and Venture Investing in Texas (February 2012) | Article PDF

Hooked on Tournament Fishing: Anglers Compete on Texas Lakes (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Grow for the Green: The Business Case for “Green Infrastructure” (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Texans On the Fire Line: Volunteer firefighters are a mainstay, but demand pushes more hiring. (November 2011) | Issue PDF

All the President’s Memories: From the Oval Office to Texas (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Hispanic-Owned Businesses Rising in Texas (January/February 2011) | Issue PDF

Houston, Dallas Gain Most Residents in 2009 (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

Roll Call for the State: Accurate Census Means Money, Clout for Texas (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

On the Move to Texas: Top U.S. Destination Cities (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

Quick Recovery: Texas Cities Dominate List of Fastest-Recovering Metros (December 2009/January 2010) | Issue PDF

Relocating? Try Texas: Texas Cities Rank High as Best Places to Move (November 2009) | Issue PDF

Getting (Not Too Far) Away From it All: “Exurbs” Seek the Best of Both Worlds September 2009) | Issue PDF

New Directions Home: Retirees Roll into Texas (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Country Oases: Four Rural Counties Thrive on Their Own (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Cities Within Cities: “Lifestyle Centers” for Working, Shopping, Living (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Life Sciences Thrive in Texas: West Texas Reaches for Share of Biotech (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Winds of Change: Financing a Comeback for Galveston (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Recovery, Next Exit: Texas Cities Among Best for Recession Recovery (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Top Women: Women in Business Making it Happen (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Metros Dominate Best Large Cities for Job Growth (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Talent on their Doorstep: Scott & White Offered Skills and Found a Work Force in its small Texas City (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Cities Remain Strong for Corporate Growth (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Work Force: South Texas College Offers Customized Training Options (April 2009) | Issue PDF


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