Texas Rising

Comptroller Susan CombsFrom Comptroller Combs

Every day, city and community leaders across Texas commit to making the wisest decisions for the benefit of local citizens. Few issues take as much foresight, planning and vision as economic development. Decisions made today can dramatically impact the success of tomorrow. That is why you need an arsenal of economic development tools and information at your disposal.

As your strategic partner for local government management, the Comptroller’s office is pleased to offer Texas Rising, a new monthly update packed with information, insight and analysis focused on vital economic development topics. In this first issue, we have set the stage by taking a look at success stories from the perspective of a large, medium and two small cities, including the tools and approaches that made the difference. We also spotlight the ways our office is here for you and the other resources available to step up your economic development efforts.

We have plenty of good news to share, so look forward to seeing our regular feature on the business expansions and investments happening across the state in addition to inside glimpses at the numbers behind the state’s hottest industries. We invite you to tell us your stories as well. When it comes to economic development, creating jobs and generating new levels of prosperity, local governments in Texas are focused on rising to the occasion every time.

Susan Combs