Drought a threat to state's economy, officials say

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:21am

The state's worst single-year drought on record has exposed an Achilles' heel of Texas' business climate.
"This is the biggest threat we have in our economy right now — water," said Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, at last week's legislative hearing on the issue.

"If we don't resolve this issue, the jobs will stop coming here." And just as important, jobs that are already here could disappear in water-dependent industries.

For more on this story, head to the Austin American Statesman at: http://www.statesman.com/business/drought-a-threat-to-states-economy-off...



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