A Letter from Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
Texas Wide Open for Business is more than just a promise — it’s an environment we’ve created in the Lone Star State to stimulate business growth, train the future work force, and make Texas the greatest place to live and raise a family. For many years now, Texas has been providing businesses the opportunity to grow and prosper in a state with unparalleled infrastructure, a premier geographic location, a predictable regulatory environment, and a well-educated work force of 12.6 million Texans. The fact that Texas has led the nation in job creation for more than a decade is proof of our success.
As a global leader in economic development, Texas is committed to working alongside employers worldwide to ensure ideal conditions for job creation and economic prosperity. This is why Texas has tools like the Texas Enterprise Fund — a “deal-closing” fund for projects that offer significant projected job creation and capital investment — to ensure the growth of Texas businesses and create more jobs in Texas.
In addition to our exceptional quality of life and robust economic climate, Texas has one of the lowest business tax burdens in the United States. Texas also levies no personal income tax, allowing businesses to pass on more value to their employees.
Texas continues to be in the spotlight for attracting companies and jobs from around the globe. Month after month, the Lone Star State tops business rankings for business climate, job growth, and its growing communities. Texas is a leading state for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and is the No. 1 exporting state in America for the 11th year in a row. It’s no wonder that in two recent surveys, CEOs and site consultants ranked Texas as the “Best Business Climate” in all 50 states.
Texas is doing what it takes to help businesses succeed and create jobs. That’s why as Governor of this great state, I invite you to come and see why Texas Wide Open for Business is more than
a promise — it’s a reality. For more information, please visit www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com.
Governor of Texas