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Infographic: Texas Leads the U.S. in Technology Exports, Jobs

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Apple recently announced plans to manufacture the new Mac Pro in Austin, which will bring about 800 new tech jobs.

In a neverending battle of one-upmanship it seems — for now at least — Texas has the upper hand over the rest of the nation in the tech game.  

A report from the Tech America Foundation found that Texas surpassed long-time tech export leader California with a total $45.1 billion in tech exports, compared to California's $44.8 billion in exports in 2012. Texas and California also led the nation in tech jobs with 330,977 and 328,301 jobs — 22 percent and 21 percent of the 1.4 million tech jobs in the U.S.

To illustrate the data, we've created an infographic you can see below. 

The Tech America Foundation used data and methodology from the U.S. Department of Commerce. You can view the full report at their website

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