CNBC, America’s Top State for Business reported that Texas is experiencing a power shortage in 2021 that remains unresolved up to this year and is marked as the third worst in the US.
Texas has been known as the ideal place to start a business, but after the pandemic Texas crashed based on the study of CNBC that was reported last Tuesday.
This is the first time, since the study of CNBC began, that Texas crashed in America’s Top States for Business according to Raw Story.
One of the topmost concerns of Texas is its power shortage in 2021 which remains unsolved especially this year the southern United States is having too much heatwave.
Based on the Energy Department data, Texas is experiencing almost 20 hours of power shortage while other states prioritize reliable power.
This data based on the record of the Energy Department is the third-worst in the nation regarding power shortage.
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TEXAS’ OTHER PROBLEMS ASIDE FROM POWER SHORTAGE
Texas is also facing an infrastructure crisis aside from a massive power shortage. The infrastructure crisis is with a $61 billion water utility that has to be repaired in the next 20 years according to the report of EPA.
The education of Texas also lagged this year according to the National Education Association.
The association reported that Texas is providing the lowest budget among nations in terms of per-pupil spending.
Test scores in K-12 are also lagging based on the data of the U.S. Department of Education.
The rank of Texas in terms of quality of life, health, and inclusion also dropped in 2023.
There are still other areas that Texas crashed according to CNBC. But the places that were dragged down drastically are power shortage, infrastructure, education and quality of life, health, and inclusion.