As I stand here today, the start of the next legislative session is just a year away. I am firmly committed to spending that year and that session refining the innovations we have championed. I want to continue our state’s progress on conservative principles like limited government, low taxation, accountability, and policies that allow individual Texans to prosper.
After more than twenty years in this business, my philosophy of life, leadership, and governance has pretty much boiled down to one word: competitiveness.
When you think about your kids and what you want for them, you want them to be competitive. You certainly want them to succeed, but, more than that, you want their achievements to accurately reflect their abilities…and you want their rewards to match their efforts.
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $750,000 award from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to StarVision Technologies, Inc. The funds will help develop the company’s SpeedStar™ product, a revolutionary new altitude-determination sensor system that improves satellite performance, while reducing costs.
"The Emerging Technology Fund continues to draw new talent to the state, spur the commercialization of university research, and provide technological visionaries the financial boost they need to get their companies and products into the marketplace," said Gov. Perry. "By partnering with the private sector and investing in projects that create jobs, diversify and enrich our economy, Texas is quickly becoming a global competitor in innovative technologies."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry awarded more than $1.65 million to eight programs across the state that provide individual and group substance abuse treatment to juvenile and adult offenders. The grants are awarded through the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT) and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
"These grants fund important programs that help those caught in a cycle of self-destructive substance abuse return to a path of leading healthy, productive lives," said Gov. Perry.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today awarded $2.5 million through the state’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program to five Texas military communities for infrastructure and facility projects designed to improve local economic development and job creation efforts. To date, this program has been a catalyst for creating more than 12,000 new jobs in defense communities.
"Military bases are the lifeblood of many Texas towns," said Gov. Perry. "Thanks to programs such as the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant, communities have the financial support needed to ensure their main industry remains competitive."