Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI)

LMCI is a department of the Texas Workforce Commission within the External Relations Division. Their mission is to improve the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs.

Lubbock MSA Report

Lubbock 2016 INSIGHT Market Trends

Provided by Coldwell Banker Commercial, the 2016 INSIGHT Market Trends includes market data on six Lubbock commercial real estate markets: retail, office, industrial, apartments, student housing and land development.

South Plains Workforce Development Area

The South Plains Workforce Development Area is the 15 county workforce development area created by the state of Texas, which includes the following counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry & Yoakum.


Smith Travel Research (STR) Report

Tourism Indicators

The Lubbock MSA’s hotel room revenues stalled briefly during the recession but avoided a major dive (as was seen in much of the U.S.). The region’s hotel revenues have since resumed an upward trajectory in line with pre-recession growth levels.

Occupancy rates in the Lubbock MSA outperformed the statewide average by a wide margin a decade ago, but the local rate has since realligned more closely with the statewide average. During the recent post-recession recovery, both the state and local rates have been closely synchronized.