Texas has the perfect combination of highly skilled talent and world-class schools that continue to meet the needs of businesses across all industries. The Lone Star State is home to more than 14 million industrious and globally diverse Texans.
To help educate those Texans, we have 37 public universities and upper-division centers, including 6 state university systems and 50 community college districts. Texas continues feeding a strong pipeline of working talent into the state.
The Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) provides matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally recognized researchers to their faculty.
Texas Economic Development Guide
Learn more about the workforce in Texas, on a state and local level, in the Texas Economic Development Guide.