posted at 06:00
Author Name: Elena Holodny
Facts About The Texas Economy
If the Lone Star State were its own country, it would have the 13th highest GDP in the world. Over the last 20 years, Texas has become an increasingly important part of the US economy. In 1995, it made up around 6.5% of the total US GDP, and by 2014 it was over 9%. A huge part of that growth has been attributed to Texas' bustling energy businesses. That's why the latest dropping oil prices have rattled a few nerves. Although lower gas prices are great for the average US consumer, they could mean trouble for Texas' economy. For the larger US economy as well. With Texas in focus, let's take a quick look at what makes this major economy tick.

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