Office of the Governor Rick Perry

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Gov. Perry to recruit employers in Connecticut and New York; launches TV ad campaign
Monday, June 10, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas' economic success story to Connecticut and New York Sunday, June 16 through Thursday, June 20, to meet with business leaders in the firearm, pharmaceutical and financial industries. Ahead of the governor's trip, two 30-second TV spots began running statewide today in Connecticut and New York, showcasing the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' healthy economy.

The TV ads feature Texans from all walks of life - from small business owners and doctors, to top researchers and filmmakers - and will run on several major cable stations, including CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and the Discovery Channel. The week-long, $1 million TV ad buy and the governor's trip are paid for by TexasOne - no state tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations, or for the ad buy.

Additionally, a New York-targeted section has been created on http://www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com/ to help businesses learn more about the Lone Star State's low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce. The governor will host receptions in Connecticut and New York for some of the business leaders who contact the Governor's Office through TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com while the ads are running.

According to the Tax Foundation, Texas is one of the top 10 best state tax climates, while New York ranks last. Texas has no personal income tax, while New York levies a personal income tax ranging from 4 percent to 8.8 percent.

TexasOne is a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a prime business destination.

To view the TV ads, please visit http://www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com/opportunity/

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