Located in the south-central part of the country, along the border with Mexico, Texas is considered the largest of the 48 U.S. states.
It borders to the north with Oklahoma; to the northeast with; to the east with Louisiana; to the southeast with the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest with the Rio Grande River, which separates it through a long border of about 1800 km from Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas), and to the west with New Mexico.
The average age of Texas is approximately 34.2 years, the youngest population in the country. There are 105.2 people per square mile.
65% labor force participation of the population
81% of the labor force is aged 25 to 44.
Texas is one of the world’s top destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI), boasting 32 foreign trade zones and over 1,700 foreign corporations with ongoing operations in the state. From 2011 to 2016, there have been over 1,441 projects generated, which translates to the creation of more than $212 billion in investment.
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14 million people in the civic workforce Texas boasts more public blue ribbon schools than any other state in the nation, accounting for 27 schools in 2019.
Texas universities rank among the top 100 in the country, according to the 2019 America’s Best Universities in the World Report. It is also a leader in doctoral degrees in biotechnology, engineering and electrical engineering.
Texas currently has a well-established automotive manufacturing sector. It has become an important part of North America’s realigned “auto alley,” which now runs up north from Mexico. - Texas hosts 1,752 automotive manufacturing facilities - 7th nationwide in job creation in the sector
Texas operates two international airlines, two of the world’s busiest airports, 15 active military bases and NASA’s world-famous Johnson Space Center. Texas is one of the most important locations for the global aerospace and aviation industry. - Employs more than 144,000 workers in more than 1,700 facilities.
Texas is one of the leading biotechnology states in the country. It has been a center of innovative medical research, with a strong network of academic and research institutions, including seven of the nation’s top 100 medical schools and $5.6 billion in annual research and development expenditures. - More than 5,500 research and life sciences firms
Texas’ convenient central location and state-of-the-art transportation network provide timely access to domestic and global markets via air, land and sea.
A TOTAL OF 382 AIRPORTS
INCLUDING: 6 HELIPORTS,
2 INTERMODAL FACILITIES.
Aeromexico | American Airlines | American Eagle | Delta | Southwest
Airlines | United Airlines | Interjet Volaris | Air Canada | Alaska Airlines
Korean Air | Emirates Delta Airlines | JetBlue Airlines | Virgin America
Air France | Singapore Airlines | Turkish Airlines | United Express United
Houston | Mexico City | Monterrey | Detroit | Miami | Orlando
Atlanta | Chicago | Cleverland | Tokyo | New Orleans | New York | Austin
Boston | Istanbul | Cairo | Panama | Belize | Costa Rica | Guadalajara | Japan
France | Turkey China | Toronto | Las Vegas | Columbus | Phoenix | Phoenix
11 state highways
46 freight railroads infrastructure
+10,500 lodging establishments
32 foreign trade zones
16 seaports, including 11 deepwater ports. The largest container port on the Gulf Coast is the a Port of Houston.
624 miles of coastline
A total of three of Texas’ ports are among the 10 most actively used in the nation, and Houston produces more commercial value than any other U.S. seaport. On the Gulf Coast, amounting to more than $169 billion.
160 local public healt