A Letter from Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
Texas Wide Open for Business is more than just positive thinking. It’s an environment we’ve created in the Lone Star State to foster business and entrepreneurship — to train the workforce of the future and make Texas the best place to live, work, and raise a family. I invite you to bring your company to Texas to take advantage of our fundamentally strong economy as a stepping-stone to success and prosperity.
As a global leader in economic development, Texas is committed to working with employers worldwide to ensure the ideal conditions for job creation and economic prosperity. Our infrastructure, geographic location, and business climate are optimal for business expansion and relocation.
Texas is recognized around the world for its pro-business climate. In 2013, CNBC named Texas “America’s Top State for Economy and Infrastructure,” adding to our state’s growing list of accolades. Texas has also been named the “Best State to Do Business” by Chief Executive magazine for the past nine years in a row. If Texas were a nation, it would rank as the 13th-largest economy in the world based on GDP, and Texas has been the nation’s top exporting state for 12 years. Texas has also created more private-sector jobs than any other state in the nation over the last 10 years.
In addition to our superior quality of life and robust economic climate, the Lone Star State has one of the lowest business tax burdens in the United States.
Texas also levies no personal income tax, which allows businesses to pass on more value to their employees. We also offer a number of attractive incentives, such as the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, which have helped bring thousands of jobs to Texas.
In short, Texas is doing what it takes to help businesses succeed and create jobs in our great state. To explore how your business could prosper in Texas, contact Jonathan Taylor, executive director of my Economic Development and Tourism division, at (512) 936-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor of Texas