>>In fact, if it were a country, Texas would be the 8th largest economy in the world, ahead of Australia, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Spain. Companies continue to move to the Lone Star State to tap into the nation’s second-largest civilian workforce of more than 15 million, world-class infrastructure with international access by land, sea and air, and more. It’s no wonder that Texas is the leading state for GDP, exports, population growth and job creation.