Governor Perry received the endorsement for re-election from Linda Rogers, chairman of the Burnet County Republican Party and president of the Texas Republican County Chairman's Association.
“Linda has been invaluable to furthering the cause of the Republican Party in Texas and I’m proud to have her support,” said Gov. Perry. “I am eager to continue working with her and all party leaders in Texas to grow and strengthen the conservative movement in our state.”
Linda Rogers marks the 8th endorsement for the Governor from a Texas association or community leader.
“I personally and proudly endorse Gov. Rick Perry for re-election in 2010. Gov. Perry has been a strong, conservative leader for Texas and thanks to principled guidance, we are truly the shining star among all the 50 states,” said Linda Rogers. "I hope that Texas Republicans across the state will join me and give their support to Gov. Perry in his re-election campaign.”
<em>Marks 8th endorsement from associations and community leaders across Texas</em>
Gov. Rick Perry has received the endorsement for re-election from Linda Rogers, chairman of the Burnet County Republican Party and president of the Texas Republican County Chairman’s Association.
“I personally and proudly endorse Gov. Rick Perry for re-election in 2010. Gov. Perry has been a strong, conservative leader for Texas and thanks to principled guidance, we are truly the shining star among all the 50 states,” said Linda Rogers. “Gov. Rick Perry will continue to be the leader to keep our state strong. I hope that Texas Republicans across the state will join me and give their support to Gov. Perry in his re-election campaign.”
Thursday afternoon, Toyota announced that it was moving its Tacoma truck production facility to San Antonio, Texas, resulting in more than 1,100 new jobs for Texas. This move by Toyota follows major job announcements this year by Caterpillar, Medtronic, and Farouk Systems, which are all moving operations to Texas.
“Today’s announcement reflects the depth of the ties between Toyota and Texas while underscoring the strength of our state’s workforce and job climate. Even in the midst of a national economic downturn, major employers continue to bring jobs and investment in Texas.
“While we are sympathetic to the hardship of the NUMMI workers in California, we know that Texans will continue to benefit from policies we’ve pursued that have made our state so attractive to employers.
“Following on the heels of major jobs announcements from Caterpillar, Farouk Systems, Medtronic and other employers, the good news from Toyota affirms my unshakeable belief that Texas is the best place to do business.”
Major companies are moving to Texas, even in this tough economic environment, because Texas has kept spending in check, taxes low, regulations fair and predictable, and has prevented oversuing through lawsuit reform.
FREMONT, Calif. — Toyota Motor Corp. confirmed Thursday that it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a plant in Northern California to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in San Antonio by next summer.
The relocation will bring San Antonio's plant, which has an annual capacity to build about 200,000 Tundras, back up to two shifts for the first time since the plant shuttered for three months last summer.
The Tacoma production will bring new jobs to San Antonio's underutilized facility, but Toyota says it's still too early to say how many.
Local officials, however, estimate that it could boost total employment at the San Antonio Toyota campus by as many as 1,100 employees and would bring suppliers back up to capacity.
Toyota has invested $1.3 billion in the San Antonio plant.
Leaders from San Antonio and the state had been working to lure Tacoma production to the San Antonio Toyota plant through an incentives package laced with tax abatements and economic development funds.
Gov. Rick Perry said the announcement "reflects the depth of the ties between Toyota and Texas while underscoring the strength of our state's work force and job climate."
Economists all over the nation and world have recently tipped their hats to Texas and Governor Rick Perry. In the midst of a tough national economy, Texas has shined through as a beacon of prosperity and opportunity.
Thomas O. Hicks, CEO of Hicks Holdings LLC in Dallas, wrote an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News echoing such praises which have also been featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal.
Hicks writes: “The State has implemented public policies that make Texas economically competitive. Unlike other states, Texas has kept spending in check and maintained a low tax burden. In addition, Texas has enacted tort reforms and minimized regulations that strangle innovation.”
Because of a commitment to low taxes, predictable regulations and job creation incentives, in 2008 more than half the jobs created nationally were created in Texas. The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF), created under Gov. Perry in 2003 and the largest job creation fund of its kind in the nation, is an essential component to Texas' economic strength and one of its most competitive tools to recruit and bolster business. To date, the TEF has attracted more than $14 billion in capital investment and generated more than 55,500 jobs.
The Texas success story is setting an example for the rest of the nation to follow. With your continued support, we can continue to spread Governor Perry’s conservative vision and keep Texas on the right track.
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