Economic Development

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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Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard W. Fisher: Concluding Remarks From a Speech Before the Financial Executives International

February 11, 2014

For far too long, the greatest obstacle to the nation’s economic prosperity has resided here:

An editorial in today’s Financial Times encapsulated in 11 words an argument I have been making repeatedly: “Fiscal policy is still not an ally of U.S. growth.”[1]

I’ll conclude by making the argument once more.

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ICYMI: TTARA Study Finds Texas Economy Well Positioned for the Future

02/12/14
AUSTIN – The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) today released an analysis of Texas’ 2014-15 budget, finding that it is one of the leanest in the nation and the state’s fiscal outlook is strong.

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Texas surpasses California as top tech exporter

02/11/14
Dallas Morning News
Nick Swartsell
WASHINGTON–Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says. Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers, and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That’s a $3 billion rise from 2011.

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