Texas’ pioneering spirit and climate of innovation has fueled a vibrant economy that ranks among that of the world’s largest nations. Here we spotlight ways communities across this great state are creating jobs, generating new levels of prosperity and planning for tomorrow’s success.
In 2006, Texas freshwater fishing generated more than $2.4 billion in retail sales and more than $227 million in state and local tax revenues. Those expenditures involved a lot more than licenses and bait and tackle. Enthusiasts spend money on fuel, food and lodging as they travel to and from their favorite fishing holes — and they’ll spend more if they’re coming for a fishing tournament.
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