Manufacturing today is a diverse sector that produces computers and electronics, airplanes, agriculture equipment, petroleum products and chemicals, heavy machinery, fabricated metal, non-metal minerals, processed food, motor vehicles, plastics, rubber, and much more.
Texas manufacturers employ more than 866,000 Texans.
Annual compensation for jobs in the manufacturing sector is more than $82,460, nearly 50 percent higher than other non-farm Texas workers.
Manufacturers in Texas account for more than 14.3 percent of the total output in the state – more than $227 billion in 2015.
Manufacturing generates more economic activity than any other sector in the U.S. For every $1 spent in U.S. manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the economy.
More than 75 percent of all private sector R&D in the U.S. comes from the manufacturing sector, more than any other sector in our economy.
Texas manufacturers exported $251 billion in manufactured goods in 2015. Texas exports alone accounted for more than 16 percent of U.S. goods exported in 2015.