Economic Development

ICYMI: Texas Tops Fortune 1000 List

06/03/14

AUSTIN – Texas is home to 103 Fortune 1000 companies – more than any other state – in addition to 52 Fortune 500 companies, according to Fortune Magazine’s 2014 rankings.

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Rick Perry's Wild Plan to Take Jobs From Blue States

05/28/14

Politico

Caleb Hannan

There are many ways to run for president, even when it’s so early in the process that you don’t want to actually appear to be running for president. Yet Texas Governor Rick Perry may have found a new one.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Washington doesn't understand biz competition


Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas Economy Adding 64,100 Jobs in April 2014

05/16/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the addition of 64,100 jobs to the Texas economy in April 2014. Over the year, Texas has added 348,000 jobs. For April 2014, the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

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Gov. Perry Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Arlington GM Plant

05/13/14

ARLINGTON – Gov. Rick Perry today helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of General Motors’ Arlington Assembly Plant, highlighting the important role the plant has played in the community and the economic climate that has allowed Texas to be the nation’s job creation engine.

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What they're saying about Toyota's move to Plano, TX

04/30/14

"Toyota understands that Texas’ employer-friendly combination of low taxes, fair courts, smart regulations and world-class workforce can help businesses of any size succeed and thrive. We’re proud that both the Tundra and Tacoma bear the words ‘Made in Texas,’ and we’re excited our state will be the nexus for Toyota’s North American operations moving forward." – Gov. Rick Perry

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Creating 300 Jobs in El Paso

04/29/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced Prudential Financial Inc. will create 300 jobs at a new facility in El Paso, with a focus on hiring veterans and their family members. The company is receiving a $1.15 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on this job creation and multimillion dollar investment. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

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Toyota is Moving Its US Headquarters From California to Texas

04/28/14

Business Insider

Pamela Engel

Toyota is relocating its sales headquarters from California to Texas to bring its various U.S. operations, which are currently spread across the country, into once space, Reuters reports.

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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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