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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
As some Texas lawmakers push to gut our economic development policies, other states are falling all over themselves to out-compete Texas to land major industrial projects and the thousands of jobs that come with them.
Without smart incentives like Chapter 313, the Texas jobs engine will shut down.
American manufacturing companies are worried that a boom in liquefied natural gas exports will reduce domestic supply and raise prices. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America sent a letter to E…
Manufacturers look at possible impact of increased LNG exports on domestic prices.
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.
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.
The new Legacy West corporate hub for Boeing's global services division will serve about 20,000 Boeing employees throughout the world.
The Boeing Company recently announced its new headquarters for the company's global services division. Congratulations, Plano and the Metroplex!
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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.
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.
You might rejoice or bewail the death of a piece of legislation, but remember this time-proven adage: Nothing is really dead while the Texas Legislature is still in Austin.
As we enter the final 60 days of the Legislative Session, Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune ponders if and when a bill can ever be proclaimed dead.