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Company, founded in Mexico, makes Houston its launchpad to international markets

Completing welding repairs on underwater pipelines while oil flows through them seems like a dangerous business. Houston's Mexssub is out to prove its system is perfectly safe for oil and gas companies worldwide, saving them many millions of dollars in the process by avoiding shutting down productio...

Here's how one company, founded in Mexico, is now making Houston its launch pad into world markets.

Texas’ manufacturers continue to be optimistic

Texas manufacturing continues to see production increases and improving company outlooks, according to a new survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey — which was responded to by 115 Texas manufacturers — showed a 1.9 point increase in its producti...

Optimistic? Yes, we are! LIKE if you agree that #manufacturingmatters.

The transportation revolution is more than self-driving cars

Parking costs a fortune, insurance premiums are outrageous and cities are levying congestion charges and tolls to discourage people from driving alone. All of these things are happening somewhere in the world today, triggering a revolution in transportation that will reach every major city by 2020,…

Great read on the future of transportation from Houston Chronicle's Chris Tomlinson. It's easy to see the role manufacturing is already playing in the transformation of this key industry.

Texas’ strong employment numbers start 2017 off with a bang

I have never been one to put much stock in a single monthly statistic. Economic data can fluctuate for all sorts of reasons, and it is normally best to see a pattern develop. In the more than 30 years that I have been writing this weekly epistle, I could probably count on one hand the number of time...

How is 2017 starting off for the Texas economy? With a bang, says one economist.