Economic Development

Governor to Governor: Why Illinois Fails and Texas Thrives

07/09/14

Chicago Tribune

Rick Perry

Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending.

What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between blue states and red states.

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A Texas Guide to Economic Recovery: We Californians could learn how to grow from the Lone Star State

07/06/14

The Wall Street Journal

Bradley Allen

As a Californian, I am pained to say that three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities—and seven of the top 15—are in Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Much of this growth is spurred by the state's booming energy industry. Innovations such as hydraulic fracturing, "fracking," and horizontal drilling are making the state's gas and oil fields more productive than ever, attracting newcomers with high-paying jobs.

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Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas

07/03/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 1,000 jobs and $13 million in capital investment.

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California trails Texas in private equity investment dollars

06/24/14

The Sacramento Bee

Mark Glover

California led all states in the number of companies with private equity investments in 2013, but it was far behind Texas in total dollars invested, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

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Texas job growth continues strong showing

06/23/14

The Pasadena Citizen

HCN News Services

The Texas economy continued its trend of job growth in May, expanding by 56,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. A total of 383,100 jobs were added in the past 12 months, making it the largest over-the-year job increase in Texas in nearly 17 years.

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Perry on May Jobs Numbers: “Texas Job Machine Firing On All Cylinders” Texas sees largest year-to-year job growth in nearly two decades

06/20/14

Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement today on the latest employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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Governor Smackdown: Watch the head honchos of the two hottest states for big business face off

06/11/14

Fortune

Anne VanderMey

In an exclusive Fortune video, Jerry Brown and Rick Perry weigh in on why their states are best-in-nation for Fortune 500 companies.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry tries to woo Tesla in Sacramento

06/10/14

Los Angeles Times

Marc Lifsher

Driving an electric Tesla Model S sedan, the governor of Texas whisked into the state capital of California on Tuesday with a not-subtle message that he wants to keep nabbing businesses from the Golden State.

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RICK PERRY: California, like Texas, has what it takes to be an energy leader

06/09/14

The Bakersfield Californian

Rick Perry

A national energy boom is within our grasp, an economic surge that holds the potential to power our nation's economy with affordable energy while creating high-quality jobs and making our nation less dependent upon energy from less-stable parts of the world.

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