Economic Development

Rick Perry Walks Fine Line in Visit to China

09/11/14
Wall Street Journal
Andrew Browne
TIANJIN, China -- On a visit to China as he lays the groundwork for a possible second White House bid, Rick Perry notes that "the streets are clean; the air not so much."

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Chinese vice premier meets Texas governor

09/10/14
CCTV
Zhou Minxi
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met in Beijing on Wednesday with Texas Governor Rick Perry of the United States, calling for closer cooperation between Texas and China's local governments.

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Gov. Perry Promotes Stronger Economic Ties between Texas and Japan

09/08/14
Gov. Perry is in Tokyo promoting stronger economic ties between Texas and Japan. Japan is already one of Texas' largest trading partners and Gov. Perry told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan today there is room for that partnership to grow.

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Rick Perry and the Importance of a Strong Relationship between the United States and Japan

 

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan's members on his first trip to Tokyo. This sold out luncheon took place at the Tokyo American Club.

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Chart of the day: Texas employment is 1.3M jobs above Dec. 2007 level, while ‘US minus Texas’ is down by 1.23M jobs!

08/22/14
AEI
Mark J. Perry
Inspired by a similar chart in yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily (see below) that accompanied an op-ed by Vance Ginn titled “Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity,” I present the chart above showing the percent changes in total civil employment between December 2007 (when the recession started) and July 2014 for: a) Texas (blue line) and b) the US minus Texas.

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Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity

08/21/14
Investors.com
Vance Ginn
Few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers

08/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the July 2014 employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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The Fastest-Growing States For Tech Jobs

08/07/14
Forbes
Susan Adams
What state is adding technology jobs at the greatest rate? My guess would have been Washington, where Seattle has become a center for cloud computing. Giant enterprise software maker Oracle announced last week that it would base its new cloud technology center there. Mammoth online retailer Amazon, of course, has its headquarters in Seattle, and its web services are based there. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud business, is in the area, as is Google’s, and data services provider Century Link has cloud operations in the city after buying information security software outfit Tier 3 in 2013.

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Graphic: Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

07/23/14
Forbes
Kurt Badenhausen
The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People are chasing jobs with three Florida metros ranked among the 10 places expected to have the fastest job growth over the next three years and seven among the top 25. Naples leads the way with a projected average annual rate of 4.1%. Unemployment peaked in Naples in January 2010 at 12.2%, but was just 5.4% last month and is expected to stay low. Joining Naples among the top spots for job growth are fellow southern Florida locales Cape Coral and Port St. Lucie.

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Governor to Governor: Why Illinois Fails and Texas Thrives

07/09/14
Chicago Tribune
Rick Perry
Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between blue states and red states.

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