The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development just released a study and says the Eagle Ford Shale generated $61 billion in total economic impact to Texas last year, with about 116,000 full time jobs. But if you don't live in South Texas, you're still benefitting. The state got an estimated $1.2 billion in revenue last year from the oil production there. And it will only grow. UTSA says in 10 years the area will generate $89 billion in economic impact.
Glaxo-Smith-Cline and Texas A&M University got approval from the U.S government to build a new $91 million influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Bryan/College Station. While the facility will bring lots jobs, it will also be integral for a rapid response in the event of a pandemic.
Easter is just about here, so if you're headed to the airport, you might notice some major renovations at American Airlines' terminal A at DFW. The upgrades are part of a seven-year, $2.3 billion project to update terminals at DFW.
And if you're traveling out of Austin on United Airlines, eligible Mileage Plus customers can now leave on their shoes, light jackets and belts and you won't have to take those laptops out of their case if you sign up with the TSA pre-check program.