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01/23/2020

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. 

01/17/2020

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. 

01/16/2020

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.

01/16/2020

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.

01/16/2020

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. 

01/14/2020

The Office of the Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Governor will lead an economic development mission to Israel and Switzerland. The delegation will depart January 14, 2020 and return on January 24, 2020. During the trip, the Governor will tour businesses, hold meetings with public officials and executives, and participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos. This will be the Governor's second trip to both Israel and Switzerland. 

01/03/2020

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Texas has been named Business Facilities’ 2019 State of the Year, becoming the firststate to win BF’s top honor for the fourth time. The Lone Star State won the magazine’s inaugural SOTY designation in 2007; Texas also was BF’s State of the Year winner in 2012 and 2016.

01/02/2020

Texas had the largest numeric population growth in the nation in the last year, according to estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of people in the Lone Star State grew by 367,000 from mid-2018 to mid-2019.

12/04/2019

Last week, discount brokerage firm Charles Schwab announced a $26 billion merger with TD Ameritrade. Coupled with this merger is a change in location: the combined company will relocate its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Texas.

10/25/2019

October 25, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Microsoft Corp. will expand its operations in Irving, Texas, further establishing their Las Colinas site as a strategic regional hub in the area.  

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