Governor Abbott Statement On Austin And Dallas Named As Finalists For Amazon’s HQ2

January 18, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement after Amazon announced the top 20 cities being considered for HQ2, which includes both Austin and Dallas, TX.
"Texas is the land of opportunity, and I am thrilled to see that Amazon has included both Austin and Dallas as finalists for its forthcoming HQ2. Texas is a hotbed for the tech industry, and both Austin and Dallas have proven themselves to be among the most sought after locations for companies looking to grow and thrive. When industry leaders like Amazon consider investing in the Lone Star State, they know that our low-tax and limited-regulation environment will appeal to a company’s bottom line. Texas has also repeatedly been recognized as having one of the best - if not the best - workforces in America. I am confident that the economic advantages of an Amazon expansion in Texas speak for themselves, and make either Austin or Dallas an ideal fit for Amazon’s HQ2."