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

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.

Overview: Texas and Its Metros

At the Heart of Texas: Overview

Amarillo

Austin–Round Rock

Austin-Round Rock

Beaumont–Port Arthur

Dallas–Plano–Irving

Dallas-Plano-Irving

El Paso

El Paso

Fort Worth–Arlington

Fort Worth-Arlington

Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

Lubbock

McAllen–Edinburg–Mission

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

Midland–Odessa

Midland-Odessa

San Antonio–New Braunfels

San Antonio-New Braunfels

Tyler–Longview

At the Heart of Texas