Comptroller’s Economic Outlook

“Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy. Texas nonfarm employment rose by almost 360,000 from February 2012 to February 2013, accounting for nearly 18 percent of all new U.S. jobs. The strongest growth occurred in Texas’ construction and mining and logging sectors, both up by 7.5 percent.”

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Texas Ahead Sneak Peek
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Local Hotel Occupancy Tax

New Hotel Occupancy Tax Section and Webinar

The Texas Comptroller has a new webinar designed to help local governments and the public understand how the local hotel occupancy tax (HOT) can be used in their city or county. Check out our new HOT tax section and watch webinar. Go to Hotel Occupancy Tax Webinar

Leadership Circle Program: Recognizing Local Government Financial Transparency Efforts

Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle logoThe Texas Comptroller's Leadership Circle program encourages and applauds local governments across Texas that are stepping up efforts to give taxpayers a transparent look at where their money goes.

Local Governments: Get details and download a self-scoring form to join the circle today


Tobacco Enforcement

Texas Tobacco Enforcement

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Keeping Texas First: Tracking Federal Environmental Activity website

We’re unveiling a new website about EPA and FWS regulation activity that could have an impact on the Texas economy.

Our new site gives communities, landowners and businesses the information and tools they need to keep watch on the rapidly changing world of federal environmental regulation — to make sure that we’re Keeping Texas First.

Texas Comptroller Rural Programs

The Comptroller’s Economic Development and Analysis Division (EDA) provides economic development and technical assistance to fit the needs of rural communities in Texas. Get help with economic growth initiatives, impact analysis, operating efficiencies and more.

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