Texas

Texas

Each and every one of us plays an important role in helping Texans gain and maintain access to life-saving medicines, prevent chronic disease, and lead longer, healthier lives. We Work for Health Texas seeks to educate our elected leaders, the public, news media and local communities about the important contributions biopharmaceutical research companies and their employees make to the health and economic security of individuals, families, local communities and the state of Texas.

We Work For Health Texas is a grassroots initiative that unites health consumers, biopharmaceutical company employees and retirees, vendors, suppliers and other business, academic and community partners to demonstrate how these diverse groups work together to improve America’s health care system and strengthen our economy.

The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of Texas’ most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.

UPDATE: We Work For Health Texas is proud to share the latest vendor/supplier data highlighting our state’s vendors and spend, demonstrating the positive impact the biopharmaceutical industry has had on the Texas and U.S. economies. View our release and explore the data here

Update

Read the latest Research in Your Backyard Report for Texas, highlighting how important clinical trials are to the state’s economy and patient health.

Read our statement of opposition on HR 3 and other drug pricing proposals.

Learn about the economic impact of HR 3 and drug pricing proposals in Texas.

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196,255

Supporting High Quality Jobs in Texas

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 38,039 jobs in Texas in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 158,216 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 196,255 jobs across the Texas economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants. 

Texas workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $2.4 billion in personal taxes in 2017—$2.3 billion in federal taxes and $104.8 million in state taxes.

Texas' Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $53.8 billion in economic output for the state of Texas—including $25.2 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $28.6 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$661,658
$182,053
$25.2 Billion
$28.6 Billion
$53.8 Billion

vendor relationships

3,600

vendor spending

$2,302,558,592

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For more information on WWFH-TX, please contact us at info@weworkforhealth.org.

 

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Media

We Work For Health Partner - Tony Bennett - Texas Association of Manufacturers
We Work For Health Partner - Tony Bennett - Texas Association of Manufacturers

Meet Tony Bennett. He is the President and CEO of the Texas Association of Manufacturers in Austin, TX.

Meet Tony Bennett. He is the President and CEO of the Texas Association of Manufacturers in Austin, TX.

YNN Coverage of PhRMA's "Research in your Backyard"
YNN Coverage of PhRMA's "Research in your Backyard"
YNN Coverage of PhRMA's "Research in your Backyard"
YNN Coverage of PhRMA's "Research in your Backyard"
WWFH Texas Video
WWFH Texas Video
The value of the biopharmaceutical sector extends beyond health care. It's critical to the Texas economy. Watch and learn more, and please share this video.
The value of the biopharmaceutical sector extends beyond health care. It's critical to the Texas economy. Watch and learn more, and please share this video.