Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Texas Tops Site Selection’s Most Competitive States of 2012

Monday, May 06, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Texas has taken the top spot in another of Site Selection Magazine's annual rankings - this time in the magazine's ranking of the most competitive states in 2012. Earlier this year, Texas was awarded Site Selection's 2012 Governor's Cup for the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year.

The magazine highlighted Texas' commitment to maintaining a strong job creation climate and reducing the tax burden on employers, specifically through Gov. Perry's $1.6 billion tax relief proposal.

Site Selection considered a number of criteria for the ranking, including total new and expanded facilities in 2012, total new jobs created in 2012, rank in the corporate real estate executive portion of the 2012 Site Selection Business Climate Ranking, state tax climate as ranked by the Tax Foundation, performance in the Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Index, and the number of National Career Readiness Certificates per 1,000 residents aged 18-64.

To view the full article, please visit http://www.siteselection.com/issues/2013/may/top-comp-states.cfm.

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