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Exhibit 4

Central Texas Region Largest Industry Location Quotients, 2008

Exhibit 4 lists industries in Central Texas 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.

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Mining
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
212325 Clay, ceramic, and refractory minerals mining 156 10.64
212311 Dimension stone mining and quarrying 197 7.27
212111 Bituminous coal and lignite surface mining 901 7.21
212322 Industrial sand mining 71 5.18
213112 Support activities for oil and gas operations 2,142 2.96
212393 Other chemical and fertilizer mineral mining 29 2.81
212324 Kaolin and ball clay mining 27 2.77
211112 Natural gas liquid extraction 38 2.21
Construction
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
238142 Nonresidential masonry contractors 814 2.33
237120 Oil and gas pipeline construction 745 2.14
237110 Water and sewer system construction 1,267 2.00
Manufacturing
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
331312 Primary aluminum production 837 21.28
326130 Laminated plastics plate, sheet, and shapes 1,259 19.92
322223 Plastics, foil, and coated paper bag manufacturing 514 19.09
337127 Institutional furniture manufacturing 1,147 15.15
333995 Fluid power cylinder and actuator manufacturing 725 12.30
327410 Lime manufacturing 179 12.20
321991 Manufactured home, mobile home, manufacturing 1,196 10.36
332996 Fabricated pipe and pipe fitting manufacturing 913 8.84
311520 Ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing 565 8.65
327310 Cement manufacturing 458 8.15
315999 All other accessory and apparel manufacturing 179 7.63
336212 Truck trailer manufacturing 720 6.89
339942 Lead pencil and art good manufacturing 124 6.53
313230 Nonwoven fabric mills 265 6.10
311330 Confectionery manufacturing from purchased chocolate 671 6.01
327213 Glass container manufacturing 330 5.92
331492 Secondary processing of other nonferrous 176 5.47
335911 Storage battery manufacturing 236 4.81
331513 Steel foundries, except investment 307 4.42
327991 Cut stone and stone product manufacturing 430 4.31
325520 Adhesive manufacturing 279 4.06
337214 Office furniture, except wood, manufacturing 331 3.80
332722 Bolt, nut, screw, rivet, and washer manufacturing 526 3.74
327125 Nonclay refractory manufacturing 77 3.59
333924 Industrial truck, trailer, and stacker manufacturing 280 3.57
326140 Polystyrene foam product manufacturing 331 3.49
333132 Oil and gas field machinery and equipment 697 3.40
311615 Poultry processing 2,619 3.32
322291 Sanitary paper product manufacturing 349 3.32
336214 Travel trailer and camper manufacturing 401 3.17
339944 Carbon paper and inked ribbon manufacturing 17 3.17
332111 Iron and steel forging 268 3.15
325314 Fertilizer, mixing only, manufacturing 84 3.09
312111 Soft drink manufacturing 772 3.03
332420 Metal tank, heavy gauge, manufacturing 305 2.92
334515 Electricity and signal testing instruments 361 2.70
334511 Search, detection, and navigation instruments 1,274 2.52
337910 Mattress manufacturing 211 2.43
332321 Metal window and door manufacturing 543 2.42
337110 Wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing 1,184 2.42
321214 Truss manufacturing 258 2.40
331521 Aluminum die-casting foundries 161 2.38
333922 Conveyor and conveying equipment manufacturing 232 2.34
311999 All other miscellaneous food manufacturing 190 2.20
313210 Broadwoven fabric mills 257 2.17
321918 Other millwork, including flooring 357 2.10
314911 Textile bag mills 54 2.09
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
424520 Livestock merchant wholesalers 496 7.37
221111 Hydroelectric power generation 868 6.93
486110 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 155 5.39
488190 Other support activities for air transport 1,387 4.37
493130 Farm product warehousing and storage 96 3.31
423520 Coal and other mineral merchant wholesalers 23 2.87
424430 Dairy product merchant wholesalers 372 2.83
423140 Used motor vehicle parts merchant wholesalers 226 2.82
424710 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 292 2.72
221310 Water supply and irrigation systems 318 2.56
424410 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 1,910 2.52
424950 Paint and supplies merchant wholesalers 189 2.27
423130 Tire and tube merchant wholesalers 151 2.03
Information
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
517212 Cellular and other wireless carriers 1,326 2.27
515210 Cable and other subscription programming 572 2.08
Financial Activities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
522294 Secondary market financing 684 10.48
533110 Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 434 4.41
522298 All other nondepository credit intermediation 629 3.16
531130 Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators 306 2.27
Professional and Business Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
561210 Facilities support services 2,081 4.73
561622 Locksmiths 196 3.79
561491 Repossession services 44 2.15
541191 Title abstract and settlement offices 417 2.10
Educational and Health Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
62161 Home health care services 6,298 2.06
Leisure and Hospitality
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
721310 Rooming and boarding houses 88 2.61
Government
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Settings
912000 Federal government, military 52,238 7.76
920000 State government 37,889 2.19

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.

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