Gov. Perry on Economic Development in Texas

Texas has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to do business in the nation under Gov. Perry’s leadership.

  • Aggressive Job Creation. Since July 2003, Texas has created more than 1 million net new jobs. In 2008, more than half of the jobs created in the entire nation were created in Texas. In October and November of 2009, Texas gained 70,000 jobs while the nation as a whole lost 122,000 jobs. The Texas Enterprise Fund, the largest job creation fund of its kind in the nation, began under Perry in 2003 and is generating more than 55,000 new jobs and $15 billion in capital investment for Texas.
  • Record Property Tax Reductions. Gov. Perry championed $15.5 billion in property tax reductions, which resulted in a 33 percent decrease in school property tax rates for Texas homeowners and businesses.
  • Texas is Succeeding. Click here to see the dozens of accolades and awards Texas has received for its strong economy and friendly business climate.

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Governor Perry: Keystone Pipeline is safest ever built

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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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Gov. Rick Perry to speak at World Economic Forum in Switzerland

January 17, 2014
Austin American Statesman
Jonathan Tilove
Gov. Rick Perry is heading to the Swiss Alps next week to participate for the first time in the World Economic Forum in Davos, joining a very select group of 2,500 invitees from nearly 100 counties, including over 40 heads of state or government.

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Austin

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Texas Lures Companies from California

January 14, 2014
Turning Point USA
Matt Appleman
In February 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry launched a radio campaign blitz in California intended to lure businesses big and small to relocate to Texas. These thirty second advertisements emphasized “zero income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations and fair tax system.”

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