Texas leads the nation in economic growth and international trade. Were Texas a country, it would have the world’s 10th-largest economy—a ranking achieved in no small part by the state’s deep involvement in international trade. Local, national, and international trade provide the ability for more extensive specialization, and each is an important component of Texas’ economy.

Confirmed Panelists:

Leila Afas – Director, International Trade Policy, Toyota

Matt Shaheen – Texas State Representative, Texas House of Representatives

Doug McCullough – Director, Lone Star Policy Institute

Glenn Hegar – Texas Comptroller