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Kill the Texas Enterprise Fund? The governor shows off the payoff | Business | Dallas News

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As the debate over the Texas Enterprise Fund heats up at the Capitol, here's a look at what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is doing to show its value and importance as an economic development tool. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2017/04/18/kill-texas-enterprise-fund-governor-shows-payoff

COMMENTARY: Texas should not be economically complacent

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Texas can’t take growth for granted. Texas has been an economic powerhouse for so long that many have become complacent about all that makes Texas attractive to major capital investment,

In case you missed it, TAM's Tony Bennett, Texas Chemical Council's Hector Rivero and Texas Taxpayers and Research Association - TTARA's Dale Craymer are reminding lawmakers that we can't take economic growth for granted. Read their column that's popping up in papers across Texas here.

CRE Opinion: Connecting Gummy Bears, Millennial Unemployment, and the Skills Gap - D Magazine

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In my corporate site location work, I continue to see evidence of labor shortages and strong competition for workers within several industries where Texas has historically excelled. Specifically in healthcare, information technology, finance, aerospace manufacturing, electronics and components manu...

D Magazine shared one expert's take on the skills gap and workforce needs in manufacturing. Linda Burns considers how education, internships and apprenticeships can help get more students on the path to careers in this high-demand fields.

Ports could benefit from proposed loan program

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Legislation now headed to the Texas House would create a revolving loan fund to help ports deepen and widen their ship channels to accommodate them. The effort is especially important now that larger ships can pass through the Panama Canal, said state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and primary au...

How might the Texas Legislature bolster Texas ports? Here's a look at legislation under consideration this session.

Merck & Co. wants to establish 600-job IT hub near Dell Medical School in Austin - Austin Business Journal

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With annual sales of $39 billion, Merck is a heavyweight on the global drug and vaccine stage. Opening an information technology center in Austin would be a critical piece of development for the Innovation District around Dell Medical School.

In case you missed, big news coming out of Austin, as Merck considers an information technology hub in the heart of the city's new Innovation District. Here's the scoop.