Gov. Perry Announces Two TEF Investments Creating 615 New Jobs in Austin

2/6/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced investments in Websense Inc. and Dropbox Inc. through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) that will create a total of 615 new jobs in Austin. Execution of the state's agreements with each company is contingent upon finalization of local incentive offers as required by program criteria.

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ICYMI: Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year

02/06/14

AUSTIN – Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.

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Texas continues to dominate in international trade

02/06/14

Houston Business Journal

Olivia Pulsinelli

Texas is the top exporting state for the 12th year in a row, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, citing U.S. Census Bureau data.

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ICYMI: Texas Affordable Degree Program Launched

AUSTIN – In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program. This innovative initiative creates a low-cost, competency-based bachelor’s degree for college students and began last week at South Texas College and Texas A&M University-Commerce, which collaborated with THECB to develop the program.

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Charles Schwab sending San Francisco jobs to Texas, elsewhere

02/04/14

Dallas Business Journal

Lance Murray

Charles Schwab will move a "significant number of San Francisco-based jobs" to Texas and other locations in the next three to five years, the company has told employees in San Francisco.

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