The second most populous state in the nation, the Lone Star State of Texas is a place like no other. Home to several major cities including Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Texas also features an abundance of natural resources and open space that combine to make it an economic powerhouse. Traditionally defined as a state centered on cattle, agriculture, and petroleum, in recent years Texas is home to a business boom in technology and corporate management.
By landmass, Texas is the second largest state in the country, second only to Alaska. The enormity of the state is shown in its diverse climates, from the grasslands and forests along the coast to the deserts and rugged hills of the west. Texans have a deep sense of pride and identity, extending back to time spent as an independent republic up through the modern era. Low taxes and open space also make it a magnet for major corporations: Texas is tied with California for the most Fortune 500 companies centered within its borders.
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