Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry: Texas Is the New Frontier for Opportunity, Innovation in America

Wednesday, July 17, 2013  •  Belton, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the fiscally conservative policies that have helped strengthen Texas' jobs climate, including the state's low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce. The governor spoke at the Texas Association of Business Central Texas Chamber of Commerce.

"Over the last ten years, Texas has been responsible for 30 percent of the net new jobs created nationwide - that's one state on its own responsible for nearly one out of every three jobs created in the U.S.," Gov. Perry said. "Texas continues to evolve into the new frontier for opportunity and innovation in America, with thriving communities, a deep cultural base and a tremendous quality of life. This all adds up to a Texas economy that's healthy and strong, and will remain that way for many years to come."

Texas's economic climate continues to receive national accolades and attention, including being named the Best State to do Business for nine years in a row by Chief Executive Magazine's survey of 700 CEOs. The governor also noted that Austin has been selected to host the X Games for the next four years, further proof of Central Texas' growing economic, cultural and global presence.

Gov. Perry also touted legislation passed during the 83rd Session to maintain Texas' strong economic momentum, including bills creating a new university in South Texas, providing historic funding for water infrastructure projects, and keeping the tax burden low on job creators.

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