Economic Development

Growth at mid-sized companies helps the Texas and U.S. economies

10/29/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Recent data shows that mid-sized companies — those with annual revenue of $10 million to $1 billion — provide an outsized economic boost to Texas from robust revenue and employment growth.

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Bringing More Than 200 Jobs to Seguin

10/28/14
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Siro Group USA to close the deal on a manufacturing facility in Seguin that will create more than 200 jobs and pump $58.5 million in capital investment into the local economy.

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Report: Circuit of the Americas has $897 million impact on economy

10/28/14
Austin American-Statesman
Gary Dinges
The 200 or so events held in the past year at the Circuit of the Americas have had a combined impact of $897 million on Austin’s economy, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Gov. Perry Welcomes Toyota Headquarters to North Texas

10/27/14
PLANO - Gov. Rick Perry today welcomed Toyota's new North American headquarters to Plano. Once completed, the facility will bring nearly 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment to North Texas.

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Texas job creation dwarfs every other state

10/22/14
Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart).

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Texas job creation dwarfs every other state

10/22/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
"It stands to reason then that if you want higher job growth, you want to be more like Texas than California. There are many measures of economic and social health, but for a country that is struggling to jump-start job creation, it might be a good idea to look carefully at the success stories."

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Texas does it again: Leads U.S. job creation in September and over the last 12 months

10/21/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Last week, we learned that Texas added 36,400 jobs in September and set a state record for adding 413,700 jobs in the last 12 months.

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Texas has No. 1 business climate, new survey says

10/20/14
Houston Business Journal
Olivia Pulsineslli
Texas is the highest-rated state in another business-climate survey, and Houston ranked among the best cities for economic development.

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Survey says: Executives see Texas as having top business climate

10/19/14
Dallas Morning News
Michael A. Lindenberger
Texas has won some big bets and lost others when it comes to persuading firms to relocate — or make major expansions — in Texas this past year. But business leaders and the site-selection consultants who advise them still think it’s the top place to do business.

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Survey says: Executives see Texas as having top business climate

10/19/14
Dallas Morning News
Michael A. Lindenberger
Texas has won some big bets and lost others when it comes to persuading firms to relocate — or make major expansions — in Texas this past year. But business leaders and the site-selection consultants who advise them still think it’s the top place to do business.

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