Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2009-2013 Page: 69
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TDLR, through its Architectural Barriers and Elevator Safety programs,
will meet those needs for improved accessibility in buildings and facilities.
Additionally, TDLR will find ways to better identify and prosecute fraudulent
activities, particularly those targeting older Texans that rely on the services of
More Texans will heighten demand for water, so TDLR will continue to
work closely with property owners and water conservation districts to help
address this challenge. The need for more water will intensify the stress,
especially during periods of severe drought, on the services offered byTDLR's
Water Well Drillers, Water Well Pump Installers, and Weather Modification
The key factors affecting TDLR and the businesses, industries, general trades
and occupations it regulates include Gross State Product (GSP) as a measure
of economic output, employment trends, and construction activity. Other
factors having an impact are natural disasters (like hurricanes Katrina and
Rita) which cause damage and displacement.
Gross State Product
Texas' economy will grow over the next five years. Its GSP, with a projected
annual growth rate consistent with the Gross Domestic Product, is forecast
to expand at an average annual rate of 3.1 percent. This growth, along with
an annual growth rate in the inflation adjusted Texas Real Gross Product of
5.3 percent, means more services will be provided by businesses regulated
by TDLR. This is especially true for service contracts and vehicle protection
As a recipient of the Governor's Cup, a national recognition for having the
highest rate of job creation,Texas continues to increase its share of total U.S.
employment (now surpassing seven percent of the national total). Two sectors
of the state economy, professional and business services and construction, led
the way in the employment growth rate. If these trends continue, TDLR will
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