Receive email when new articles are posted:
- Texas Rising
- Fiscal Notes
Reports and Publications
From groundbreaking reports that delve into the complex issues and opportunities facing Texas to award-winning newsletters that highlight the state’s economic trends, emerging technologies and economic development success stories, the Comptroller’s office strives to provide accurate, helpful information Texans can use.
Whether you are a business owner, a local government official or a Texas citizen, you’ll find compelling information and analysis on topics and trends that affect Texas in our reports and publications.
Get the latest Texas economic news and Comptroller updates. Follow txcomptroller on Twitter!
Comptroller Economic and Business Publications
- Texas Rising
Take an in-depth look at information, insight and analysis focused on vital economic development topics with a focus on resources to help cities, communities and economic development corporations plan for tomorrow’s success.
- Fiscal Notes
Fiscal Notes is an informative, entertaining look at trends affecting the state economy. From Texas weather to tourism to new legislation—if it affects your pocketbook, we’ll talk about it in Fiscal Notes.
- Texas Innovator
Find out about new breakthroughs and innovative ideas from the worlds of science, government and business, with a focus on inventions and discoveries made by Texans.
- Economic Development Tax Tip Sheets
Select from several tip sheet pdfs to determine how to use various provisions of the Texas Tax Code and Local Government Code to fund infrastructure improvements and economic development projects in your area.
- Texas Ahead Fact Sheets
Our Texas Ahead one-page reports chronicle the state of the Texas economy and showcase the state’s competitive business advantage in a variety of industries and areas. We track the success stories and share the winning numbers and statistics that help make Texas a great place for business.
- Texas, It’s Your Money The “Texas, It’s Your Money” series of reports spotlights issues that hit Texans in their wallets: local taxes, government debt, education debt and public pension obligations. We’re committed to keeping the state’s books open, accessible and understandable for our citizens.
- The Impact of the 2011 Drought and Beyond — February 2012
The Comptroller’s latest report discusses the effects of 2011’s harsh drought, and the Texas Water Development Board’s estimates of what will be needed to ensure adequate water supplies in the future.
- Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) — December 2010
The Financial Allocation Study for Texas examines how our school districts and campuses spend their money – and how this spending translates into student achievement.
- Balancing Economy with Ecology — November 2010
This report discusses threatened and endangered species in Texas as well as programs available to assist landowners and communities in conserving these species.
- Texas Works: Training and Education for All Texans — December 2008
View the Comptroller’s new in-depth study of the emerging demand between skilled workers and the state’s ability to supply them.
- The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas’ Moving
Media Industry — December 2008
This report summarizes current trends in the media industry and examines the current and potential economic and fiscal impacts of the media industry in the state of Texas.
- Texas in Focus: A Statewide View of Opportunities — January 2008
Want to learn where Texas is headed in the new century? This report examines the opportunities and challenges facing our state over the coming decades, providing analysis of the economy, demographic changes, transportation, health care and education issues. Regional reports include:
- Texas in Focus: Gulf Coast Region — March 2010
- Texas in Focus: Alamo Region — October 2009
- Texas in Focus: Upper Rio Grande — June 2009
- Texas in Focus: Central Texas — May 2009
- Texas in Focus: Upper East Texas — October 2008
- Texas in Focus: South Texas — August 2008
- Texas in Focus: High Plains — April 2008
- Texas State Parks, Natural Economic Assets — September 2008
How do state parks affect Texas’ economy? This new Comptroller report identifies the economic and environmental benefits of our beautiful state parks.
- The Energy Report — May 2008
What will fuel Texas in the future? This new Comptroller report will guide Texas in developing the energy sources needed to maintain strong economic growth.
Financial Reports, Economic Forecast Charts, Tax Allocation Data & Classification Tools
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
- Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes, 1987
- County Classification Table - county codes, regional definitions
- Texas Local Sales and Use Tax Allocation
- Biennial Revenue Estimates, 2000-01 to current — January 2013
Under state law, the Comptroller’s office issues the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) before the beginning of each session of the Texas Legislature. The BRE is a formal estimate of the funds likely to be available from taxes and other revenue sources over the next two years, in effect telling the Legislature how much money it can spend over the state’s two-year budget cycle.
- The Texas Community Reinvestment Update
This update provides an overview of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); highlights recent data on foreclosures and the subprime lending crisis; and describes small business, small farm and community development lending in Texas. The update also outlines reinvestment strategies and provides examples of community reinvestment initiatives.
- EDC Reports
Since the adoption of the Development Corporation Act in 1979, Texas law has allowed cities to form economic development corporations (EDCs) to attract businesses and create job opportunities. This is the latest biennial report on the activities of economic development corporations in Texas. More Local Government Reports
- Report of the Texas Economic Development Act (Chapter 313)
Tax Code Chapter 313 (the Texas Economic Development Act), allows school districts to attract new taxable property development by offering tax credits to manufacturers. This report assesses the progress of each agreement.
- 2012-13 Certification Revenue Estimate
Access the most recent state revenue estimate with the 2012-13 Comptroller’s Office Texas economic outlook beginning on page three.
- Economic Forecast Charts
View the latest forecast data, including Forecast Summary, Real Gross and Nominal Gross State Product, Texas Economic and Nonfarm Employment Details.
- Texas Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Each fiscal year, the Comptroller’s office provides an accurate and thorough report on the state’s financial health. The Texas CAFR presents financial statements for the state’s government, an overview of the Texas economy, a discussion of leading economic indicators and an economic outlook for the year ahead.
- SB275 Economic Development Report
SB275 specifies the Comptroller report on state government expenditures supporting economic development, including information on local economic development corporations, state tax exemptions and impacts of tax exemptions.
- Better Jobs Act Report — November 2010
The 77th Legislature (2001) adopted the Better Jobs Act, which authorizes cities to establish municipal development corporations to provide additional educational and job training opportunities in their communities. The Act requires municipal development corporations to submit an annual report of their activities to the Comptroller. Our office is charged with compiling this information and providing it to the Legislature in a biennial report. This letter constitutes that report. More Local Government Reports