News Archive: 2016


Agreement Signed as Part of 7-Day Economic Mission in Texas.


Governor Abbott Hosted Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King, and Belgian Economic Delegation.


Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new W.W. Grainger sales facility in San Antonio, Texas. This project, announced earlier this year, is expected to create approximately 200 new jobs, and also generate 310 indirect jobs at existing local and small businesses in the San Antonio area. The new facility represents a $3.9 million capital investment.


AUSTIN - Over the weekend, Governor Abbott discussed what makes Texas the best place to start and grow a business in a series of op-eds that ran throughout the state on Small Business Saturday. In the op-eds, Governor Abbott highlighted several small businesses that have taken advantage of Texas' favorable regulatory environment, access to capital and world-class workforce to grow their enterprises.

To read the op-eds, click on the links below.


Texas will receive an economic mission from the Kingdom of Belgium in early December led by Princess Astrid. The mission will visit four Texas cities: Austin, Houston, San Antonio & College Station.


Governor Greg Abbott’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative has issued a report offering recommendations on how to better prepare the Texas workforce to compete in the 21st century economy.


Turner Real Estate, a family-owned real estate investment firm, has been honored with the Greater Waco area’s first Texas Business Star award by the Texas Economic Development Corporation.


Governor Greg Abbott anounces his appointments to the Small Business Assistance Advisory Taskforce, which advises and assists the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker with issues that relate to small businesses in Texas.


According to a press release written by Site Selection magazine, a corporate executive survey has ranked Texas with the overall best business climate for 2016.


Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC (SAS) announced plans to invest more than $1 billion by the first half of 2017. Since its establishment in 1997, Samsung has invested more than $16 billion for the expansion and maintenance of its Austin facility.