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Exhibit 4

The Alamo Region’s Largest
Industry Location Quotients, 2008

Exhibit 4 lists industries in the Alamo region with location quotients exceeding two based on 2008 employment, meaning the region’s share of employment in an industry is at least twice as large as the nation’s share. These industries are grouped according to their respective NAICS supersectors and ranked from the highest to lowest location quotient within each supersector.18


Agriculture, Natural Resources and Mining
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
114210 Hunting and trapping 118 8.91
211112 Natural gas liquid extraction 209 5.63
212325 Clay, ceramic, and refractory minerals mining 162 5.23
212324 Kaolin and ball clay mining 77 3.66
212291 Uranium-radium-vanadium ore mining 23 3.09
213112 Support activities for oil and gas operations 3,951 2.49
213111 Drilling oil and gas wells 1,385 2.10
212312 Crushed and broken limestone mining 357 2.08
Construction
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
238112 Nonresidential poured foundation contractors 2,311 2.94
237990 Other heavy construction 2,282 2.88
238192 Other nonresidential exterior contractors 688 2.78
236210 Industrial building construction 3,549 2.63
Manufacturing
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
331311 Alumina refining 618 38.32
316110 Leather and hide tanning and finishing 356 9.50
339941 Pen and mechanical pencil manufacturing 315 8.48
326111 Plastics bag manufacturing 1,179 5.50
316999 All other leather good manufacturing 187 5.01
311211 Flour milling 459 4.92
325199 All other basic organic chemical manufacturing 1,258 4.92
323116 Manifold business forms printing 1,073 4.85
316991 Luggage manufacturing 118 4.11
327111 Vitreous china plumbing fixture manufacturing 134 3.89
337129 Wood TV, radio, and sewing machine housings 71 3.82
325211 Plastics material and resin manufacturing 1,521 3.53
339111 Laboratory apparatus and furniture manufacturing 309 3.31
334611 Software reproducing 319 3.19
311911 Roasted nuts and peanut butter manufacturing 275 3.17
314121 Curtain and drapery mills 302 3.16
336322 Other motor vehicle electric equipment manufacturing 1,323 3.12
327410 Lime manufacturing 95 2.96
312111 Soft drink manufacturing 1,607 2.83
327310 Cement manufacturing 333 2.66
325181 Alkalies and chlorine manufacturing 152 2.55
339911 Jewelry, except costume, manufacturing 446 2.49
311813 Frozen cakes and other pastries manufacturing 199 2.48
333311 Automatic vending machine manufacturing 77 2.41
311812 Commercial bakeries 2,245 2.41
332618 Other fabricated wire product manufacturing 620 2.34
323118 Blankbook and looseleaf binder manufacturing 137 2.32
327390 Other concrete product manufacturing 1,004 2.22
336111 Automobile manufacturing 1,837 2.13
326113 Nonpackaging plastics film and sheet manufacturing 695 2.10
311830 Tortilla manufacturing 269 2.08
325320 Pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing 219 2.06
337920 Blind and shade manufacturing 268 2.04
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
483212 Inland water passenger transportation 150 5.04
454111 Electronic szhopping 2,307 3.91
488190 Other support activities for air transportation 2,495 3.53
486210 Pipeline transportation of natural gas 636 3.38
424520 Livestock merchant wholesalers 482 3.31
423740 Refrigeration equipment merchant wholesalers 300 2.98
485210 Interurban and rural bus transportation 377 2.77
423730 HVAC equipment merchant wholesalers 1,140 2.59
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 247 2.18
424430 Dairy product merchant wholesalers 629 2.17
424810 Beer and ale merchant wholesalers 1,435 2.10
448110 Men’s clothing stores 1,021 2.03
Information
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
519190 All other information services 968 11.85
518210 Data processing and related services 5,240 2.77
515112 Radio stations 1,242 2.08
Financial Activities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
525910 Open-end investment funds 758 4.32
523910 Miscellaneous intermediation 764 4.15
524126 Direct property and casualty insurers 12,862 3.65
522120 Savings institutions 5,471 3.61
522291 Consumer lending 2,207 2.70
532111 Passenger car rental 2,276 2.51
525190 Other insurance funds 363 2.48
532292 Recreational goods rental 154 2.07
522210 Credit card issuing 1,610 2.04
Professional and Business Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
561422 Telemarketing bureaus 9,117 3.34
561790 Other services to buildings and dwellings 1,435 2.47
561210 Facilities support services 2,046 2.08
Educational and Health Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
611410 Business and secretarial schools 427 4.39
611512 Flight training 485 3.75
621610 Home health care services 18,952 2.76
Leisure and Hospitality
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
712190 Nature parks and other similar institutions 131 2.27
713110 Amusement and theme parks 3,926 3.46
Government
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
912000 Federal government, military 36,021 2.44

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.

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