A State Transformed by Information? Texas Regional Economy in the 1990s

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Regional Studies




The structural change of the Texas regional economy in the 1990s is analysed using input–output and shift–share analyses. As the fastest growing economic sectors in all thirteen Texas regions, the information segment is also found to be more important as an input factor in the production processes. The ‘informatization’ of the Texas economy is found to be accompanied by a widening development gap between the core and the periphery region in the state. A better understanding of the dynamics of growth processes and spatial patterns of the information economy is essential to prepare for future regional development plans.