Has Texas lost its edge, or is there something else going on that has reduced the incentive for people to pack up their belongings and head to the Lone Star State?
“With nearly half its workers born outside of the state, Texas depends on—and is shaped by—migration,” an article in Southwest Economy noted in first quarter 2018. State population growth is about double that of the nation, due primarily to strong international and domestic migration, the authors wrote. Also, since 2010, Texas has ranked second after Florida in the net number of domestic migrants, and surveys show that just over half of cross-state movers to Texas relocated for a job.
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