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 848,000 Texans.
Annual compensation for jobs in the manufacturing sector is more than $82,540, nearly 50 percent higher than other non-farm Texas workers.
Manufacturers in Texas account for more than 14 percent of the total output in the state – more than $226 billion in 2016.
Manufacturing generates more economic activity than any other sector in the U.S. For every $1 spent in U.S. manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy.
More than 75 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.
Texas manufacturers exported $210 billion in manufactured goods in 2016. Texas has been the nation's #1 exporting state for 14 years running.