Perry Gives NYC Lessons in Business-Friendly Policies

Perry Gives NYC Lessons in Business-Friendly Policies

New York City will get a brief taste of Lone Star State economics, as Texas Governor Rick Perry travels there to speak to various business leaders. TexasOne is hosting a reception from April 22-24, focused around Texas’ pro-business policies and their positive effects on companies.

A press release from Perry’s office stated that the governor plans to tout “Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations, and job creation” during his brief stay in New York City.

TexasOne aims to market Texas “nationally and internationally as a prime business destination.” 

Indeed, Texas has consistently been ranked as one of the nation’s best place to start a business and find a job. Perry’s release pointed to a recent CNBC survey, which polled over 700 CEOs, has ranked Texas as the best U.S. state in which to conduct business for nine consecutive years.

Breitbart Texas has reported extensively on Texas’ booming economy, which continues to extend into numerous industries. 

All signs indicate that Texas’ economy is strong, and that it will only keep getting stronger. A new report released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said, “Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy.”

While Texas’ booming economy is typically thought to be powered by the state’s booming gas and oil industry, other fields continue to explode simultaneously. 

The Comptroller report stated, “Over the past year, Texas added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, mining and logging, government, financial activities, information, other services, and manufacturing.”

Meanwhile, New York is home to one of the least business-friendly environments. CNBC ranked the state as the 49th best state to conduct business in. 

It is not surprising that the Big Apple is rapidly losing inhabitants to Texan cities. Breitbart Texas previously reported on new data released by the federal government which shows that people from America’s biggest cities, like New York and L.A., are moving to Texas cities. Using the new data, Bloomberg Businessweek compiled a list of the top fastest-growing large metros. Four Texas cities made the top ten: Austin (which ranked number one), San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. The bountiful job market and business-friendly environment have unquestionably been the driving forces behind the ever-increasing populations in Texan cities. 

In a related interview with Breitbart Texas, Perry said of the Lone Star State, “The key to our state’s success has been simple. We have a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, a legal system that doesn’t allow for over-suing, and we’ve continued to appropriately fund those good public schools…We’ve had 1,000 plus people moving into the state each day.”

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