Why Texas?

Texas is Booming.

Want to be part of a booming economy, achieve fantastic professional growth, experience rich culture, and be surrounded by downright friendly people? Then come to Texas! Rand Group is proud to call Texas its home and we want you to say the same.

It’s no secret that the last few years have been tough times for the US economy. But while the US economy at large struggles to find its footing, Texas has experienced robust growth. The second largest economy in the US added over 1.2 million jobs since December 2000, even while the US as a whole lost 1.1 million jobs during the same period. And employment growth is still going strong. Moody’s projects Texas employment to expand by 2.9% annually through 2015. It’s probably not surprising, then, that Texas has the #1, #2, #3, and #4 fastest employment growth metroplexes in the US (Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio).

Houston Wins for Cost of Living.

You’ll not only experience better professional opportunities in Texas, you’ll probably save more money, too. That’s because Texas is one of only 7 states in the US with no state income tax on personal earnings. That’s like the state of Texas giving you a 5% raise to say “Thanks for being here.” To sweeten the pot, the 0% tax rate is coupled with an incredibly attractive cost of living. Texas’ major metropolitan areas are among the least expensive to live in. In fact, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC study released in 2011 showed that Rand Group’s home city of Houston, TX ranked #1 in the world in terms of cost of living, competitive advantage and purchasing power!

A rich and diverse culture makes Texas stand out above the crowd, too. The state is a melting pot of people from across the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. These diverse backgrounds bring a smorgasbord of food, musical, architectural, and performing art to the state. Just ask a Texan their favorite place to eat BBQ, listen to live music, or soak in the state’s natural beauty and you’ll get a wide range of heartfelt opinions! And there’s a range of cultural experiences to be had. Love football? Come tailgate the Texans’ game. Love natural beauty? Come visit one of our sprawling ranches, explore the Rio Grande, or vacation beachside along the Gulf Coast.

It’s True! We are Very Friendly!

Last but not least, Texans are just downright friendly. We’ve gotten used to new out of state team members telling us not long after coming down here: “Wow, people down here are just so nice to each other. I’ve forgotten how pleasant that is!”

So why not come and see for yourself why Texas’ robust economy, fantastic professional opportunities, rich culture, and downright friendly people will make it easy for you to say “I love Texas”, too!

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