Economic Development

ICYMI: Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year

02/06/14
AUSTIN – Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.

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Gov. Perry Announces Two TEF Investments Creating 615 New Jobs in Austin

2/6/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced investments in Websense Inc. and Dropbox Inc. through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) that will create a total of 615 new jobs in Austin. Execution of the state's agreements with each company is contingent upon finalization of local incentive offers as required by program criteria.

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Charles Schwab sending San Francisco jobs to Texas, elsewhere

02/04/14
Dallas Business Journal
Lance Murray
Charles Schwab will move a "significant number of San Francisco-based jobs" to Texas and other locations in the next three to five years, the company has told employees in San Francisco.

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Governor Perry: Keystone Pipeline is safest ever built

Governor Perry appeared on CNBC on Friday, Jan. 31, and this is video from his segment on the Kudlow Report

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Emerson Innovation Center opens in Round Rock

1/30/14
KVUE
Heather Kovar
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry and Dell CEO Michael Dell took part in the ribbon cutting for the Emerson Innovation Center - Process Systems and Solutions in Round Rock.

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Texas led national job growth in 2013

1/28/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year in 2013, reflecting the state’s strength and resilience recovering from the recession that ended in mid-2009. The state added 252,400 jobs last year, according to preliminary state-by-state data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The next-closest states were California, with 235,700 new jobs, and Florida, with 192,900.

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Texas led national job growth in 2013

1/28/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year in 2013, reflecting the state’s strength and resilience recovering from the recession that ended in mid-2009. The state added 252,400 jobs last year, according to preliminary state-by-state data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The next-closest states were California, with 235,700 new jobs, and Florida, with 192,900.

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ICYMI: Governor Perry on CNBC this morning talking about Obamacare, energy and creating jobs

Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

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The shale revolution: Texas’ export turnaround spreads to rest of U.S.

January 20, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Mitchell Schnurman
Rising exports are lifting the U.S. economy, and the feeling should be familiar. Texas has been riding an export wave for a decade.

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Why Texas Is Growing (and Illinois Isn’t)

January 17, 2014
National Review Online
Michael Barone
The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state-population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year.

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