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In a tumultuous and challenging era, Texas has been blessed in many ways.

Our state is growing fast. We're drawing tens of thousands of new residents each year, from every state in the union, seeking the opportunities created by a vibrant economy.

Low costs, business-friendly regulation and a large, young and willing workforce have made Texas one of the few bright spots in a chronically weak national picture. And if that's all it took to ensure our success continues in the 21st century, we could rest easy.

But we can't. Technological advances are creating new industries, new professions and new demands. Some of the hottest careers didn't even exist a decade or two ago. Today's businesses seek unprecedented levels of education and training in their employees.

The very nature of work itself is changing, and Texas has to be ready to respond.

Download a PDF of our report, Workforce — Capitalizing on Our Human Assets, to explore the promise of Texas' young population and the economic growth that has created worker shortages in some industries. See recommendations that would help the Texas workforce continue to enjoy prosperity in coming decades.

Visit the next section to read about Texas' aging workforce >>

This report is an update to Texas Works: 2008

Report published: July 23, 2014

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