Texas Association of Manufacturers’ Top 10 Policy Priorities for 88th Legislature

January 5, 2023

Bennett: “Smart policy is key to attracting manufacturers and strengthening national, supply chain security.”

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) today released its “TAM Top Ten,” which details the Association’s policy priorities for the 88th Legislature in 2023.

“Global competition to attract manufacturing projects is fierce and our priorities are aligned with keeping Texas as the number one state to do business and the number one state for exported manufactured goods,” said Tony Bennett, president and CEO of TAM. “Smart policies related to economic development, taxes, transportation, electricity and workforce development are key to attracting and keeping large-scale manufacturing projects in Texas. Those projects will strengthen our national and supply chain security, as well as protect Texas’ leadership in emerging technologies and advanced manufacturing.”

TAM’s Top Ten policy priorities include:

  1. Preserve Authority to Offer Limited, Temporary Property Tax Discounts
  2. Equality in Business Taxation
  3. Business Personal Property Tax Reform
  4. Transportation & Critical Infrastructure
  5. Maintain a Reliable, Cost-Effective, and Competitive Wholesale Electricity Market
  6. Ensure that Monopoly Utility Rates are Transparent and Fair to Customers
  7. Career and Workforce Readiness
  8. Continue TCEQ, Support Commonsense Regulations and Sufficient Funding for Operations
  9. School and Workplace Health
  10. Tax Structures that Promote Economic Growth

For more information on each of the priorities above, please visit www.manufacturetexas.org/tam-top-10

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The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) actively represents the interests and priorities of more than 600 member companies in Austin and in Washington, D.C. Manufacturers in Texas account for 13 percent of the total output in the state – more than $241 billion in 2020 – and employ more than 881,000 Texans in jobs that pay an average compensation of over $90,100 annually. On average, each manufacturing job created also provides 5 additional jobs in our communities. For two decades, Texas remains the number one exporting state for manufactured goods in the United States.

Media contact: Gretchen Fox, 512-694-4326