Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted
Texas' strong jobs environment, which allows employers from all industries to
risk their capital and see a return on their investment. The governor spoke at
Shield Tactical, which sells firearm related gear and training services, and
credits Gov. Perry's economic development outreach in California with their
decision to relocate to the Lone Star State.
"It's my pleasure to officially welcome Shield
Tactical to the Lone Star State. When we first started airing our radio ad in
California, letting company owners and CEOs know about a better way of doing
business here in Texas, attracting owners like John was a big part of it," Gov.
Perry said. "Economic development is at the very core of Texas' mission, and we've
done an effective job over the past decade, making some tough decisions and a
rededicating to the fiscally conservative principles that encourage job
In addition to reaching out to employers in states
like California that have put policies in place that make it harder to do
business, Gov. Perry has also reached out directly to more than 30 firearms
manufacturers across the country in states that are considering restricting
sales or manufacturing of the industry.
The governor highlighted the economic climate that
gives every business in Texas, small or large, the best chance for growth and
success, including our low taxes, predictable regulations, fair courts and
skilled workforce. The strongest indicator of the success of these economic
policies are Texas employers, who have added more than half a million
private-sector jobs over the last two years alone and a total of nearly 1.4
million in the private sector over the last 10 years.
Texas continues to receive national and
international attention as a result. fDi Magazine awarded Texas the 2012
Governor Award for being the most successful state in the nation at attracting
foreign investment. Chief Executive Magazine has named Texas the country's
"Best State for Business" for eight straight years and the Kauffman Foundation
picked Texas as a top state for small business, for the second year in a row.
Texas has also received accolades from media outlets like USA Today, CNBC, the
Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Site Selection Magazine.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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