Economic Development

Rick Perry Is Coming for Your Job

04/24/14

The Daily Beast

David Freedlander

No more talk of Texas seceding or ‘oops’ moments—the governor is relaunching his image and luring businesses to the Lone Star State. And he was doing just that in Manhattan on Wednesday.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenges Cuomo to biz-climate debate

04/22/14

Times Union

Casey Seiler

Appearing Tuesday morning on Fred Dicker’s radio program, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he’d be up for a debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the best way to foster a state business climate. In keeping with Lone Star pathology, Perry believes the climate in Texas is bigger — or at least more nurturing.

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Gov. Perry to Meet with Business Leaders in New York City

04/21/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations and job creation to businesses in New York City from April 22-24. The governor will meet with employers and participate in a reception hosted by TexasOne to discuss the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas’ healthy economy.

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New Business: Texas vs California

04/10/14

Fox 11 News

Kevin T. Hale

Recently, Texas Governor Rick Perry has mounted a glitzy campaign encouraging business to relocate to the Lone Star State.

He makes it abundantly clear that Texas simply is better for business….than California.

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GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

04/06/14

Breitbart Texas

Kristin Tate

HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate.

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ICYMI: Dallas Fed Report Finds Texas Leads in Job Creation at All Pay Levels

04/01/14

AUSTIN – A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas noted that Texas experienced more job growth at all pay levels than any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2013. The highest rate of job growth in Texas occurred in the upper half of the pay scale.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on February 2014 Texas Job Growth; Texas Unemployment Rate Remains 5.7%; National Unemployment Rate Sits at 6.7%

03/28/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,600 jobs in February 2014:

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Texas leads nation in job growth, adding 322,400 workers in last year

3/17/14

Dallas Morning News

Sheryl Jean

Texas once again is leading the nation in job growth — at least through January — and economists say trends for the rest of the year look promising.

The state added 33,900 jobs in January and 322,400 for the 12 months ending in January, ranking No. 1 for both periods, according to information released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas’ Job Numbers

03/07/14

Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013:

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Texas crowned champion of economic development

03/03/14

San Antonio Business Journal

James Aldridge

Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013. The magazine’s editors say this is the fith time the state has won the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership.

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