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Texas Overtakes California, Leads Nation In Tech Exports
Austin American-Statesman via CivicAnalytics ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Brian Gaar

Posted on 03/29/2014 10:46:21 AM PDT by Spktyr

Surpassing California for the first time, Texas is leading the nation in technology-related exports, according to a new report.

State companies that make computers, semiconductors and communications equipment, among other products, exported more than $45 billion in products in 2012, according to the TechAmerica Foundation, a tech industry lobbying firm.

That was driven by Texas’ 7 percent growth — about $3 billion — in tech exports from 2011. Tech exports supported nearly 1.5 million jobs nationwide and about 331,000 jobs in Texas, according to the report. California, meanwhile, declined 2.8 percent, to $44.8 billion in technology exports.

Technology exports accounted for 17 percent of all exports from Texas in 2012, above the national average of 13 percent. Texas also ranked first or second in every technology export sector examined. Texas was first in semiconductor exports at $14 billion, first in communication equipment exports at $8.9 billion and second in computer equipment exports at $12.8 billion.

The state’s leading tech export destinations were Mexico ($22 billion), Canada ($4 billion) and South Korea ($3 billion).

Matthew Kazmierczak, TechAmerica Foundation’s vice president for research, said market dynamics and cost of living make Texas a more competitive location for manufacturing, which helped it overtake California.

“Texas also has some large-scale computer equipment manufacturing centers that have recently increased production and have resulted in significant increases in computer equipment exports, whereas in California the computer equipment manufacturing has decreased, contributing to the decrease in tech exports from California,” he said.

However, states also are competing with international markets, and “increasingly companies are finding that they can bring manufacturing production back to the United States and remain competitive,” Kazmierczak said. “As such, they seem to be expanding at their Texas facilities.”

Tech exports account for a significant portion of the Austin economy.

In 2012, the Austin metro area was the 35th largest export market in the United States, with merchandise shipments totaling $9 billion, up 4 percent from 2011, according to the International Trade Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. exports.

Austin ranks among the top major metro area exporters to South Korea ($3.4 billion), Taiwan ($1 billion), Mexico ($612 million), Malaysia ($497 million) and China ($397 million), according to the International Trade Administration. The city also ranks among major metro exporters of computer and electronic products ($5.9 billion); machinery, except electrical, ($2.2 billion); and electrical equipment, appliances and components ($188 million).

Brian Kelsey, principal of Civic Analytics, an Austin-based economic development firm, said he wasn’t surprised Texas has overtaken California in tech exports.

“Austin is widely recognized globally as a center of innovation and technology-based economic development,” Kelsey said. “But this report makes clear, perhaps for the first time for some people outside Texas, that technology is a key driver of growth in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and other parts of the state. Each region has its own niche within the technology sector, and that diversity provides a strong foundation for the state economy.”

Major tech employers like Round Rock-based Dell Inc. are a major reason for the Austin area’s – and by extension Texas’ – flush export numbers.

“As Dell approaches its 30th anniversary this spring, our team members are proud to have been a part of the Texas tech growth story and are focused on continuing to make technology more affordable and accessible for people and organizations worldwide,” company spokesman David Frink said.

The news of Texas’ jump ahead of California was warmly received by Austin-area lawmakers.

“It’s no surprise that Texas is now leading the nation in technology exports,” said U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin. “The success of our technology innovators drives job growth and the success of our economy.”

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, said the state’s technology sector “means more high-paying jobs that strengthen our community, while delivering more high-quality goods and services worldwide. Maintaining a highly educated workforce and a quality of life that attracts the best and brightest from around the world is essential to growing our economy.”

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Top States by Tech Exports

Texas $45.1 billion

California $44.8 billion

Florida $14.5 billion

Massachusetts $7.3 billion

New York $6.6 billion

Source: TechAmerica Foundation


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California; US: Florida; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; exports; florida; massachusetts; newyork; technology; texas
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1 posted on 03/29/2014 10:46:21 AM PDT by Spktyr
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To: Jane Long

Pinged as requested.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 10:49:13 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

As Texas does better and better, the parasites will come in droves and suck Texas dry.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Spktyr

CA can thank Liberals and Moonbeam, IMO.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:52:50 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Spktyr

Imagine that.

I wonder why that is.

Now if Texas can get their hyper police forces under control and stop shooting dogs and citizens in their own homes and yards, it would become a lot more attractive to me.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:55:53 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: EEGator

All incoming parasites need to be shown the door and reminded why they left their state and how they contributed to it.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Westbrook

Got news for you, EVERY state has out of control police now.

In Texas, at least, it is actually legal to defend yourself or even shoot a police officer who is overstepping his authority and using violence when it is not called for. Texas Penal Code 9.31(c).


7 posted on 03/29/2014 11:00:19 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: EEGator

This is a problem observed in the past. On the other hand, the typical solution is offered by one of Texas’ summers. Usually the majority of freshly arrived parasites leave after experiencing one of those.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 11:01:20 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Pie-ya! Take that, Moonbeam & Co.

(Thanks for da ping!)


9 posted on 03/29/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: EEGator

As Texas does better and better, the parasites will come in droves and suck Texas dry.

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We tend to straighten ‘em out, real quickly like.

They came during the ‘70’s-80’s boom and after Katrina and learned how best to get along in Texas, or left ;)


10 posted on 03/29/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Spktyr

God Bless Texas! Yes he has!


11 posted on 03/29/2014 11:16:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Spktyr

Mostly Blue States. I can’t believe how successful blue states are. I always wonder why red states lag behind to the point that blue states support a lot of the red states. We need to look at the GOOD that the blue states do and have the red states do the same. Obviously keep their politics but blue states do have some successes that red states should emulate.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 11:17:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Jane Long

IBTCTH

in before the Californian Texas Haters

Remember, the only economic growth Texas is experiencing is illegal lawn maintenance and sheetrock-hanging. /s


13 posted on 03/29/2014 11:26:01 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: napscoordinator

The financial and entertainment sectors are still based in blue states. They will hold on to these bitterly. And the leaders of those sectors are all big government types.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:26:20 AM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: txhurl

Remember, the only economic growth Texas is experiencing is illegal lawn maintenance and sheetrock-hanging. /s

****

Bwahahaha.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Westbrook

Who invited you?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: rmichaelj

The financial and entertainment sectors are still based in blue states. They will hold on to these bitterly. And the leaders of those sectors are all big government types.

That is good. Red States need the blue states to survive which is weird to say but factual. I think it is funny that the blue states hate the red states so much but are forced to financially keep their survival.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Westbrook

Do you live in Texas?


18 posted on 03/29/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: napscoordinator
We need to look at the GOOD that the blue states do...

If you can find some good that blue states do, let us know.

Why are people and businesses in Blue states moving to Red states?

I honestly can't think of anything about a NE state that I would want TX to emulate!

(BTW, nap, "hi.")

19 posted on 03/29/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Maryland is a financial goldmine. I live here and although taxes are a bit high, unemployment is virtually zero.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 11:40:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: rmichaelj

Motown did a lot for Detroit...in its day. Look at it now!


21 posted on 03/29/2014 11:40:37 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: napscoordinator; Jane Long; Ditter; GeronL; Eaker; humblegunner; Spktyr
I always wonder why red states lag behind to the point that blue states support a lot of the red states.

Citation please?

The DemonRAT (so called "blue") states are infested with takers not wealth-creating producers. And these two maps vividly illustrates that point. It's Dixieland and parts of the midwest that are the robust economic engine driving all of America.

The states in the grip of union goons are reliably in the camp of the liberty-denying, economy-killing obama regime. They simply don't produce jobs or, for that matter, much of anything. As a Texan, I tired of our tax dollars supporting welfare queens and moochers up in Yankeeland.

22 posted on 03/29/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: lonestar

How are you doing? I hope things are well. It is raining all weekend which is better then snow we have been getting. I am so looking forward to the Spring and Summer months. I like it much better.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 11:42:41 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

These days, financial goldmines are built on sand...shifting sands.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 11:43:35 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: re_nortex

Yes your right to work state Michigan is such a success…give me a break.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: lonestar

Well I can’t argue with that. We are all in trouble but some states sooner then others I suppose. I wish I could be President for one week. I would shape this country up immediately. Of course I would want to have dictatorship allowances during that time. lol.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Red States need the blue states to survive which is weird to say but factual.

LOL...Good one!

27 posted on 03/29/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Red States need the blue states to survive which is weird to say but factual.”

That street runs both ways. Are the blue states self sufficient in minning, lumber, oil, food, electricity and so much more?


28 posted on 03/29/2014 11:46:56 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: napscoordinator

bwahahaha


29 posted on 03/29/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Spktyr

Usually the majority of freshly arrived parasites leave after experiencing one of those.”

Just wait until all those newbies try to get out of Houston because a hurricane is aimed at the Gulf Coast. Haven’t had one since Ike and we’re overdue. Should be interesting.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Spktyr

Let’s hope this doesn’t follow historic precedent and lead to Texas becoming just another Liberal crap hole.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 12:10:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Spktyr. Four of the five top states are also the four most populous.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 12:14:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Westbrook

Idiot much?


33 posted on 03/29/2014 12:15:49 PM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Spktyr
Surpassing California for the first time, Texas is leading the nation in technology-related exports, according to a new report.

Good news! Way to go, Texas.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Grams A

Yup, that’s another good parasite-removing environmental event. The twisters we get up north in the Summer and Fall are also quite good at making parasites run screaming back to wherever they came from.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: rmichaelj

Actually, the entertainment sectors are forcibly moving to Canada and now Texas because cost to produce entertainment in those places is much cheaper. Robocop (the original movie) was filmed mostly in Dallas, for example. It’s not the established major studios that are doing the moving but the younger up and coming productions that can’t afford to sit there and accept the status quo in Hollyweird.


36 posted on 03/29/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: napscoordinator

Take away the government sector and Maryland has very little economy of its own. You just ran off the last manufacturer of any significant size, Beretta. The goldmine is artificial, I think.


37 posted on 03/29/2014 12:28:43 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: napscoordinator

Michigan was a forced-union state until *2012*, when their tanking economy forced them to go Right To Work to try to keep the last businesses from fleeing. Their economy has improved since then for some strange reason...


38 posted on 03/29/2014 12:30:17 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Jane Long

I wish it weren’t true but it is.


39 posted on 03/29/2014 12:31:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Some may. Texas does not.

As Sam Houston is often credited as saying: “The United States needs Texas. Texas does not need the United States.” As a practical matter, we are self-sufficient in most things and for what we don’t have we’ve got several large world class ports to trans-ship from and to.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 12:32:15 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

As Sam Houston is often credited as saying: “The United States needs Texas.

He was wrong. There is no way that you could afford to pay the United States enough money for all the military bases alone for you to survive. It would be cost prohibited to have to pay for those federal bases.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/02/is-your-state-a-net-giver-or-taker-of-federal-taxes/

Well this is might interesting. Maryland only gets about 83 cents back for every dollar given. Texas gets 91 cents for every dollar it gives. Of course South Carolina is horrid….they receive 2.39 cents for every dollar given. Why is South Carolina one of the worst states?


42 posted on 03/29/2014 12:41:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Um, not being part of the US we wouldn’t need all those military bases. Does, say, France or England or even Russia pay for tons of bases outside their borders? No?

Further, we could adopt a pure Sampson option - the only nuclear weapons construction and maintenance facility in North America is in Texas.


43 posted on 03/29/2014 12:44:44 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: napscoordinator

That number does not include the money ‘given’ by the government sector.

Single largest source of income for Maryland? Government. Please note the non-government sectors and how they’re mostly declining. http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.md.htm


44 posted on 03/29/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr
Texas bump
45 posted on 03/29/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: napscoordinator; cripplecreek
Yes your right to work state Michigan is such a success…give me a break.

Michigan has only very recently thrown off the chains of forced unionism thuggery. The seeds of freedom and liberty are only now taking hold. No longer bound to the slavery imposed by Big Labor goons, the road to economic recovery has now begun.

The Southern states have long been free and their economic might is unquestionable. Right to work, along the right to keep and bear arms, have been cherished for decade after decade in the Solid South.

46 posted on 03/29/2014 1:46:12 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wasn’t Al Sharpton in Silicon Valley the other day, telling those high-tech companies to hire more minority workers?

If he’s looking for the good jobs, he went to the wrong state.


47 posted on 03/29/2014 1:59:09 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: re_nortex

I just read about an Indiana plastics company sending some jobs to Hillsdale to other day.

When it comes to guns, Michigan is freer than Texas in some respects.


48 posted on 03/29/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Spktyr; Liberty Valance; Jane Long; lonestar; Ditter; txhurl

That old slogan is really in need of a 21st Century overhaul to reflect the new reality:

TEXAS makes, the world takes.

God surely has Blessed Texas and may He continue to do so!


49 posted on 03/29/2014 2:07:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: cripplecreek; re_nortex; napscoordinator
When it comes to guns, Michigan is freer than Texas in some respects.

Not to mention the great things your (MI) state legislators have been doing, of late. Becoming quite the "success" in showing other blue states how it's done.

50 posted on 03/29/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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