Manufacturing Matters

Texas manufacturers create jobs, drive investment, and contribute to local, state and the larger national economy.

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 has been the #1 exporting state in the nation for more than 20 years, exporting $309.6 billion in manufactured goods in 2023.


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Manufacturing creates jobs.

Texas manufacturers employ more than 924,000 Texans.

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Manufacturing jobs are high paying.

Annual compensation for jobs in the manufacturing sector is more than $105,000, roughly 30 percent higher than other non-farm Texas workers.

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Manufacturing is key to a strong Texas economy.

Manufacturers in Texas account for more than 11.2 percent of the total output in the state – more than $269 billion in 2022.

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Manufacturing creates a ripple effect.

On average, each manufacturing job created provides 5 additional jobs in our communities.

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Manufacturing invests in innovation.

More than 63 percent of all private-sector R&D in the U.S. comes from the manufacturing sector, driving more innovation than any other sector in our economy.

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Manufacturing leads exports.

Texas manufacturers exported $309.6 billion in manufactured goods in 2022. Texas has been the nation's #1 exporting state for more than 20 years.

Sources: National Association of Manufacturers’ 2022 Texas Manufacturing Facts