TINTON FALLS, NJ – Today, Business Facilities released its 16th Annual Rankings Report, with Texas leading as the state with the best business climate.

Texas, also ranked Business Facilities' 2019 State of the Year, adds this achievement to its unmatched portfolio of top rankings from the magazine, including a record-breaking four State of the Year awards.


Area Development has announced its annual Gold and Silver Shovel Award winners for 2020, with Texas claiming a Gold Shovel.

The annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.


AUSTIN, TX – Texas has secured the No. 1 spot on Chief Executive Magazine's annual ranking of the Best and Worst States for Business. Texas has achieved the top spot every year since the ranking's inception.

The ranking reflects CEO perceptions of the best and worst states for business based on a range of key measures. The Lone Star State continues to dominate this annual survey thanks to its favorable business climate, low taxes, reasonable cost of living, and diverse and growing labor force.


EL PASO, TX – Altisource Portfolio Solutions’ U.S. subsidiary is expanding in the Borderplex region, expecting to hire approximately 250 full-time employees. 

Altisource is an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries. Combining operational excellence with a suite of innovative services and technologies, Altisource helps solve the demands of the ever-changing markets it serves. 


AUSTIN, TX – On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott joined economic development leaders from across the state at the Texas Governor's Mansion to accept Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup Award.

The award highlights top-performing states for job creation and capital investment. This is a record-breaking eighth year in a row that Texas has won this coveted award and the 16th overall win — more than any other state.


DAVOS - Governor Greg Abbott today met with Quebec Premier François Legault at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The two leaders discussed the strong economic partnership and trade relationship between Texas and Quebec. Governor Abbott and the Premier also discussed the USMCA trade deal, and recent achievements in the energy and transportation sectors. This is Governor Abbott's first time meeting with the Quebec Premier, and the meeting was part of Governor Abbott's economic development mission to Israel and Switzerland. 


JERUSALEM - Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. During his visit, the Governor was presented with the Friends of Zion Award, which recognizes global leaders who have courageously supported the nation of Israel and Jewish people.

This visit is part of Governor Abbott’s economic development trip to Israel and Switzerland. 


TEL AVIV - Governor Greg Abbott today kicked off his economic development mission to Israel by visiting Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) Headquarters in Tel Aviv. The Governor met with leaders of SNC to discuss opportunities for Israel and Texas to collaborate on the advancement of the cyber security, energy, and robotics sectors, and discussed the growing technology sector in Texas - including the state's continued success as the number one technology exporter in America.


JERUSALEM - Governor Greg Abbott continued his first day in Israel by visiting the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, where he met with Ambassador David Friedman. The two leaders discussed the enduring friendship between Israel and Texas, and the Governor reaffirmed the Lone Star State's unwavering support for the Israeli people. The discussion concluded with an update on Texas' cornerstone plaque, made for display in the U.S. Embassy, that was unveiled in 2018.


JERUSALEM - Governor Greg Abbott concluded his first day in Israel by meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. The Governor and the Prime Minister discussed the long-standing economic and cultural bond between Israel and Texas, as well as ways to strengthen this relationship in the future. This is Governor Abbott's second time to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu — the two leaders met in 2016 when Governor Abbott visited Israel for a previous economic development mission.