Paying attention to the number of new businesses becoming established in Texas, Marcus Hiles is a real estate developer interested in the states growth strategies. External investors are entering Texas and have hired over a half million workers. The results are surprising with both productivity and exports experiencing growth. In 2015, exported goods came to $251 billion, which is a 93 percent increase over the previous ten years. Texas mainly exports to Mexico, with some products going to Canada, China, Korea, and Brazil. Hiles explains that, in states like California, that lost over 1,500 companies in an eight-year period, Texas’ pro-growth policies prime it to usher in more business, greater numbers of jobs, and increased exports in the years to come.