Office of the Governor Rick Perry

In Case You Missed It: Texas is Business Facilities’ 2012 State of the Year

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Business Facilities magazine has again named Texas its State of the Year, citing the aggressive economic development strategies that have helped attract jobs and investment to the Lone Star State.

"Employers the world over continue to look to Texas as the epicenter of job creation thanks to our conservative fiscal principles of low taxes, reasonable regulations, fair courts and promoting a skilled workforce," Gov. Perry said. "We will continue proactively reaching out to employers and individuals to tell the Texas success story, and working to keep our state the land of freedom and opportunity for families and businesses."

In addition to our strong and diverse energy industry, the magazine cited growth in several sectors, including manufacturing and high tech industries, such as biotechnology, that are supported by Texas' world-class universities. The study also noted Texas' growing population and strong infrastructure as a factor in its success.

"Texas is our 2012 State of the Year because it without a doubt has the most dynamic economy of any state in the nation," Business Facilities Editor in Chief Jack Rogers said. "The job-producing engine in the Lone Star State barely sputtered during the Great Recession, bouncing back over pre-Recession levels faster than anywhere else in the U.S."

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