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The economy of this region is supported by agriculture and manufacturing from the maquiladora program.
Economic Regions in Texas
Once a land of cattle, cotton, and oil, Texas now boasts a highly diversified economy that is well integrated with the national and global markets. This activity illustrates the dynamic and complex economy of the Lone Star State.
Instructions:The Office of the Comptroller has divided Texas into twelve distinct economic regions. The statements that appear beside the map highlight the economic differences encountered throughout the state.Select a region on the map that matches the statement describing that region’s< economy.When you identify the correct region, it turns a distinct color and a Next button appears.
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This region, home to the largest city in Texas, boasts the greatest number of Fortune 500 companies in the state.
Abundant in natural resources, this region’s economy is dominated by agriculture and ranching.
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This region, with the greatest concentration of large and mid-sized cities in Texas, is a major financial center and has the most diversified manufacturing base in the state.
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This mostly rural region is the heart of the oil and natural gas industry in the state.
This region, the seat of state government, is also home to many high-tech companies, earning the nickname “Silicon Hills.”
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NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, has stimulated economic growth in this region with its close ties to manufacturing in Mexico.
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This region’s port has the largest oil refining capacity in the United States.
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This region, home to the second largest city in Texas, is also the most popular tourist destination in the state.
Lush timber forests and large deposits of lignite coal, used to generate electricity in Texas, are found in this region.
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This region is home to two major universities and one of the largest U.S. military installations in the world.
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One of the largest wind turbine farms in the United States is located in this region.