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At the Heart of Texas: Cities' Industry Clusters Drive Growth

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The second edition of this special report is a comprehensive look at the industry clusters, history and demographics shaping eight of Texas’ key metropolitan areas: Austin–Round Rock, Dallas–Plano–Irving, El Paso, Fort Worth–Arlington, Houston–The Woodlands– Sugar Land, McAllen–Edinburg–Mission, Midland–Odessa and San Antonio–New Braunfels. Four new metro areas are covered: Amarillo, Beaumont–Port Arthur, Lubbock and Tyler–Longview.

The report’s authors identify the dominant industry clusters—those exceeding the national average in their share of employment—that drive each metro’s economy.

At the Heart of Texas: Overview

At the Heart of Texas: Amarillo

Austin-Round Rock

Beaumont-Port Arthur


El Paso

Fort Worth-Arlington

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land




San Antonio-New Braunfels