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Forbes named Houston the best city for manufacturing jobs.  ToryCapital.com

"The U.S. Can Grow If We All Act Less Like California, More Like Texas" is pretty much the headline of a true Texan's dreams, and so begins a new Forbes article that ranks American cities based on manufacturing job proliferation. 

Houston takes No. 1 on the list for the second year in a row thanks to a 20.8 percent rise in manufacturing over the past decade. Over the past five years, the Bayou City has seen a 10.1 percent job growth, with 1.8 percent coming in the last year alone.

 That astronomical growth is only partially due to the oil and gas industry, which accounts for just 2.3 percent of the Texas workforce. 

Milwaukee ranks No. 2 and Seattle third, but San Antonio takes No. 4 on the list, with a 9.5 percent manufacturing boost over the past 10 years.

The Lone Star state as a whole claims "50% more jobs than in 1990, compared with only 6% job growth in New York, 8% in Illinois and 14% in California." 

That astronomical growth is only partially due to the oil and gas industry, which accounts for just 2.3 percent of the Texas workforce.

It has more to do with the no-nonsense, do-it-yourself attitude visible from the upper echelons of political leadership to the Regular Joe, one that breaks down government barriers and gives more leeway to businesses for deploying capital — a point illustrated through an anecdote about governors and coyotes.

It's worth a read here.

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