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August 16, 2007
Comptroller Combs Launches Texas EDGE to Provide Local Governments Information on Economic Data for Growth and Expansion

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Comptroller spokesperson RJ DeSilva explains what Texas EDGE is all about.

Texas EDGE stands for Texas Economic Data for Growth and Expansion and what this is is it's a brand new online economic development tool from the Comptroller's office that cities, counties, chambers of commerce, business groups around the state can use for things that they do like revenue planning, fiscal analysis and other things like business recruiting for future growth. The Texas EDGE Web site is www.window.state.tx.us/texasedge/.

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Comptroller spokesperson RJ DeSilva explains the type of information available through Texas EDGE.

There's a lot of information that's available through Texas EDGE that local governments and business groups can use to make economic development decisions. The Comptroller's office can get them detailed information about things like an area's transportation and supply routes, tax rates, education levels and clusters of industry, just to give a few examples. The Texas EDGE Web site is www.window.state.tx.us/texasedge/.

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Comptroller spokesperson RJ DeSilva says Texas EDGE will help community and business leaders get the information they need.

Texas EDGE is a great way for community and business leaders to research and analyze economic data in a shorter amount of time than they may be used to. They can run reports themselves or they can contact the Comptroller's staff who can access the variety of economic modeling systems. The reports can be tailored to individual communities and business organizations and regions around Texas and the Texas EDGE Web site is www.window.state.tx.us/texasedge/.

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Comptroller spokesperson RJ DeSilva says Texas EDGE is easy and free to use.

There's no cost at all for this service and if you go to the Web site it's pretty self-explanatory on how you can run reports yourself. There's a drop-down menu to run reports and you can access all kinds of information, economic data and other types of information as well as fiscal analysis and tax analysis for different regions or through that Web site you can also contact the Comptroller's staff who can help run those reports. The Texas EDGE Web site is www.window.state.tx.us/texasedge/.

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