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The clich Everything is bigger in Texas now applies to high-tech exports. For the first time ever, as confirmed by a report from TechAmerica, a trade association that represents the technology sector, Texas has surpassed California as the nations leader in high tech exports. In 2012, the Lone Star state sent more than $45.1 billion in American-made innovation to overseas markets, a 7.3 percent increase from 2011. Energy exports are still the states top exports, but the top billing for high tech is great news for our states 500,000-person-strong high-tech workforce, more than 65 percent whose jobs depend on trade.

- Dallas Morning News, March 3, 2014


A new study by Jones Lang LaSalle ranks Dallas and surrounding communities as the No. 13 city for high-tech. Were in a very strong position, said George Brody, member of the executive committee for the Metroplex Technology Business Council. There is a very rich set of companies with a lot of innovation going on here. Dallas was labeled in the growing early stage, which according the study is the second of four development stages. Dallas took the No. 3 spot for total number of high-tech jobs, employing 136,097, with 6.6 percent annual growth.

- Dallas Business Journal, August 26, 2013