News Archive: 2019


The Lone Star State tops Chief Executive's 15th annual Best and Worst States for Business survey.

Texas secured the No. 1 spot on Chief Executive’s Best and Worst State for Business survey. Texas achieved the top spot each year since the ranking's inception.


(AUSTIN, April 8, 2019) – Texas Economic Development Corporation today welcomes a new Board of Directors, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott.


Texas Named Top State for Capital Investment for Seven Consecutive Years


The San Francisco Business Times met with Robert Allen, president and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), while he was in the Bay Area pitching the region's high-growth companies on the benefits of expanding in the Lone Star State.

After winning the headquarters of two Bay Area Fortune 500 companies, Texas officials traveled to California to win over the region’s fast-growing small and mid-sized companies. Robert Allen, president and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), met with the San Francisco Business Times to discuss the mission.


(SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2019) – Texas executives and economic developers are in San Francisco this week to entice California companies to expand or relocate to Texas. Led by Texas Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the Office of Governor Greg Abbott, the mission is designed to carry the message that companies can “Go Big in Texas” among an audience of corporate executives, site selectors and others involved in expanding and relocating businesses.