Economic Development

Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Bringing More Than 200 Jobs to Seguin

10/28/14
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Siro Group USA to close the deal on a manufacturing facility in Seguin that will create more than 200 jobs and pump $58.5 million in capital investment into the local economy.

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Gov. Perry Welcomes Toyota Headquarters to North Texas

10/27/14
PLANO - Gov. Rick Perry today welcomed Toyota's new North American headquarters to Plano. Once completed, the facility will bring nearly 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment to North Texas.

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Texas job creation dwarfs every other state

10/22/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
"It stands to reason then that if you want higher job growth, you want to be more like Texas than California. There are many measures of economic and social health, but for a country that is struggling to jump-start job creation, it might be a good idea to look carefully at the success stories."

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Texas Adds 413,700 Jobs Over the Year

10/17/14
AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in September. Over the year, Texas added 413,700 total non-farm jobs, the largest gain over a 12-month period ever recorded in the Lone Star State.

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Texas leads nation with record export numbers

10/06/14
San Antonio Express-News
David Hendricks
SAN ANTONIO — Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

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Spacex Breaks Ground On Texas Rocket Launch Site

09/22/14
AP
BROWNSVILLE, TX --SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

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Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility

09/22/14
CAMERON COUNTY – Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.

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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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