AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office released a statement regarding the state continuing to lead the United States in exports for the 20th consecutive year, according to data from the US Census Bureau.
According to a press release from the bureau, Texas accounted for more than $375 billion in exports in 2021, which officials said exceeded 2019 and 2020 totals. Officials said Texas was also in leads the United States in technology-related exports. The statement further said the exports have supported nearly one million jobs in the state.
“Made in Texas is a powerful global brand, and the Lone Star State continues to lead the country in exports thanks to our unparalleled and productive workforce, robust infrastructure, and welcoming business environment,” Abbott said in the communicated. “Texas also offers unique logistics advantages with easy and reliable access to global trade and supply chain routes by air, land and sea. When it comes to attracting businesses and jobs from across the country and around the world, one Texas advantage trumps them all: we want businesses to succeed in Texas, because when businesses succeed in Texas, all Texans succeed. »
For more information from the US Census Bureau on 2021 data, visit his website.