Economic Development

Governor Perry: Texas Epicenter for Job Creation

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the November labor market statistics:

"What all these great unemployment statistics really add up to, our lowest unemployment rate in nearly five years, a declining unemployment rate for four consecutive months and more than a quarter-million jobs added since this time last year, is that Texas is creating jobs and opportunity. Whether it's the steadily dropping unemployment rate or recent estimates that Texas will have billions left on hand at the end of the current biennium, the news continues to demonstrate that the Texas way of low taxes and individual freedom works. We've been the national epicenter for all kinds of job creation for over a decade, and all indications are that won't change anytime soon."

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Send a Message to President Obama

President Obama is coming Texas to talk about jobs and the economy. Sign this welcome letter and send the president a handy checklist to take back to Washington. http://bit.ly/TheTexasModel

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Rick Perry Welcomes Obama’s Texas Visit: ‘He’s Come to the Right Place’

May 6, 2013
National Review
Eliana Johnson
A spokeswoman for Texas governor Rick Perry, who has bitterly opposed much of the president’s domestic agenda, tells National Review that the governor welcomes the president’s visit. “If President Obama is serious about getting our nation’s economy working again, then he’s come to the right place,” says Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. “Texas’ success didn’t happen by accident – it’s a result of policies put in place under Governor Perry’s leadership with a laser focus on making Texas a beacon of economic freedom.”

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Gov. Perry Attends Grand Opening of Caterpillar Manufacturing Facility

August 23, 2012
Gov. Rick Perry toured Caterpillar Inc.'s new hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant, which has been expanded thanks to a $1.175 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in 2010. Caterpillar has already created 225 new jobs and will generate $200 million in capital investment with the new facility, and plans to continue hiring in Victoria.

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Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012

July 10, 2012
CNBC
Scott Cohn
The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings.

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REAGAN: Reagan's vision lives on in Texas

June 25, 2011
The Reagan Report
Michael Reagan
If you don't believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas. Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s. The results, again, are unassailable. Over the decade between April 2001 and April 2011, more than 730,000 private-sector jobs were created in the Lone Star State. During that same stretch of time, the next-best state added just over 90,000 and the nation as a whole lost 2.2 million.

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Rick Perry: A Texan’s ‘exceptionalism’

June 24, 2011
Washington Post
George F. Will
Between 2001 and last June, Texas — a right-to-work state that taxes neither personal income nor capital gains — added more jobs than the other 49 states combined. And since the recovery began two Junes ago, Texas has created 37 percent of America’s net new jobs.

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Texas wins in U.S. economy shift

June 21, 2011
USA TODAY
Dennis Cauchon
Texas became the USA's second-largest economy during the past decade — displacing New York and perhaps heading one day toward challenging California — in one of the biggest economic shifts in the past half-century. The dramatic realignment of the nation's economy was illustrated by North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia all overtaking one-time industrial powerhouse Michigan in economic size from 2000 to 2010. The economic winners of the last decade are states that focus on raw materials, government and senior citizens. The big losers are places that make things — industrial states and even California. USA TODAY examined each state's gross domestic product to determine how the country's economic output has shifted within its borders. The data, recently released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, reflect both population growth and income increases — in short, the economic weight of each state.

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