Expanding Economic Opportunity
The Texas economy is stronger when we increase economic freedom for all Texans. In the latest legislative session, we worked to reduce the burden of government and expand economic opportunity by:
- Limiting the ability for local governments to increase property taxes
- Providing lasting property tax relief and increasing taxpayer power in the property appraisal process
- Improving opportunities for job creation through licensing reform
- Reducing regulatory hurdles that stifle economic growth
Governor Greg Abbott joined Fox & Friends from Davos, Switzerland this morning to discuss the World Economic Forum, the booming Texas economy, and the state's thriving business climate.
Governor Greg Abbott concluded his first day in Israel by meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
Governor Greg Abbott continued his first day in Israel by visiting the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, where he met with Ambassador David Friedman.
The Governor met with leaders of SNC to discuss opportunities for Israel and Texas to collaborate on the advancement of the cyber security, energy, and robotics sectors, and discussed the growing technology sector in Texas.
During the trip, the Governor will tour businesses, hold meetings with public officials and executives, and participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Governor thanked the Rotary Club for its tremendous contributions to San Antonio, as well as the business and community leaders who continue to build an environment that brings more jobs and investments to the Lone Star State.
The Governor updated the chamber on the successes of the 86th Legislative Session and highlighted the significant economic growth achieved throughout the Dallas region.
This project will create up to 164 new jobs and more than $1.6 million in capital investment.
Walmart presented a $5.4 million grant for workforce programs aimed at upskilling incumbent frontline retail and other customer-facing workers in Texas.
In September, Aisin AW and Toyota announced a combined $800 million investment in Texas, with Aisin investing $400 million in its future facility in Cibolo, which will support 900 new jobs.