Texas Rising

Fall 2012

Texas Rising

Susan Combs Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts | Partnering with local governments to solve important issues

Feeding the Rural

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  • Texas Forecast

    Texas Forecast: Rural Texas Evolves

    by Bruce Wright

    Texas is growing fast, but our population growth is far from uniform. For decades, many of the state’s urban areas have boomed while its rural areas have gotten lonelier. However, some rural counties are exceptions due to some competitive advantage… more »

  • What's Your Type?

    What’s Your Type?
    Type A & B EDC’s Spell Success

    by David Bloom

    The decision to become either a Type A or a Type B economic development corporation (EDC) determines what kind of projects a community’s sales taxes can be used for when targeting ways to improve business climate and quality of life. more »

  • Opening New Doors

    Opening New Doors: Tools to Fill Economy’s Holes

    by Gerard MacCrossan

    A small community’s major businesses and industry are its lifeblood. And when one fails or moves, the impact can have wide repercussions. For economic development leaders in Cuero, tools are there to help do the job of growing and continually revitalizing their community. more »