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Texas Brags: What Others Are Saying

Texas is a land of ongoing success and endless opportunity; Texans aren't too shy about telling people about it, either. It's not bragging if it's true, however, and the Lone Star State’s winning mix of low taxes, reasonable regulatory structure, fair court system and world-class workforce has been paying dividends in terms of press recognition, economic rankings and, most importantly, good jobs for hard-working Texans. Here is just some of the evidence supporting Texans’ contention that the Lone Star State is the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.

How Texas Measures Up

Texas has taken an approach that is as simple as it is revolutionary.
Texas has taken an approach that is as simple as it is revolutionary.

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  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    What They're Saying About Toyota's Move to Plano, Texas
    "Toyota understands that Texas' employer-friendly combination of low taxes, fair courts, smart regulations and world-class workforce can help businesses of any size succeed and thrive. We're proud that both the Tundra and Tacoma bear the words ‘Made in Texas,' and we're excited our state will be the nexus for Toyota's North American operations moving forward." - Governor Rick Perry
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
    We Built A Stronger Texas - Inforgraphic and Noteworthy
    When it comes to building a thriving economy that benefits citizens across the board, Texas has taken an approach that is as simple as it is revolutionary: put people - employers and employees alike - in the best possible position to succeed, and then get out of the way.
  • Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Dallas Fed Report Finds Texas Leads in Job Creation at All Pay Levels
    A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas noted that Texas experienced more job growth at all pay levels than any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2013. The highest rate of job growth in Texas occurred in the upper half of the pay scale.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Gov. Perry Welcomes Queensland, Australia Trade Office to Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry highlighted important trade opportunities between Texas and Australia at the grand opening of the Queensland Government North America Trade and Investment office in Houston, which will serve as the Australian state's dedicated office for further developing international trade and investment with the U.S. and Texas. Queensland's trade office was previously located in Southern California. The governor was joined by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Trade and Investment Commissioner to North America David Camerlengo.
  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    Gov. Rick Perry today was honored by the Entertainment Software Association
    Gov. Rick Perry today was honored by the Entertainment Software Association for his commitment and leadership in the development of the growing video game industry in Texas, where he was presented with an award in appreciation of his support.
  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    Wallet Hub: Texas Cities “Impressive Pack of Bountiful Job Markets”
    Texas cities dominated Wallet Hub's recent ranking of the best U.S. cities for jobs, with five Texas cities listed in the top 10. Fort Worth was recognized as the top city for job seekers. Arlington ranked fourth, Dallas fifth, Austin sixth, Houston 10th. Corpus Christi nearly cracked the top ten, ranking 12th on the list.
  • Friday, March 07, 2014
    Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008
    Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013.
  • Monday, March 03, 2014
    Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine’s 2013 Governor’s Cup
    Texas has won Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry's leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor's Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    TTARA Study Finds Texas Economy Well Positioned for the Future
    The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) today released an analysis of Texas' 2014-15 budget, finding that it is one of the leanest in the nation and the state's fiscal outlook is strong.
  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year
    Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state's export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2014
    Best Cities for Job Seekers
    Texas tops NerdWallet.com Best Cities 4 Jobs Seekers list, Austin (#1) Fort Worth (#3), San Antonio (#10), Dallas (#13), Arlington (#16) & Houston (#18)
  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    Dallas Federal Reserve CEO Praises Texas Economy
    Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, yesterday praised the economic successes of the Lone Star State in his annual update on the Texas economy.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Milken Institute Names Texas Cities Best Performing in 2013
    The Milken Institute has named Austin the best performing city in its annual ranking of metropolitan areas, and recognized Dallas and Houston in the top 10. Seven of the report's top 25 best-performing cities in 2013 are in Texas.
  • Monday, November 25, 2013
    Texas Sees Continued Job Growth
    Texas remains a national leader in job creation, adding 43,800 new jobs in two months according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission last week. The unemployment rate in October fell to 6.2 percent, declining for the third consecutive month and well below the national rate of 7.3 percent. From October 2012 to October 2013, the state added a total of 267,400 new jobs.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    Texas Cities Best in Job Creation, Economic Strength
    Texas cities continue to catch the attention of national business and economic publications for their economic strength and job creation, taking top marks in recent rankings by Forbes and The Business Journals.