Economic Development

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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Rick Perry: Not The Government's Business To Set Minimum Wage

CNN: Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.

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Perry: Unions look to job creators like me

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss all things economic: from job creation in his state and his relationship with unions to fuel policies.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Occidental Petroleum Relocating Headquarters to Texas

02/14/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas:

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