Texas Wins the 2017 Governor's Cup

The Lone Star State Earns the Most Consecutive Awards for New and Expanded Corporate Facilities of Any State

Texas has won Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup award, recognizing the Lone Star State for attracting the most qualified projects of any state in 2017.



Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation has won the Bronze in Business Facilities' 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards for the $10 Billion ExxonMobil-SABIC ethane cracker.


Statewide Honor Recognizes Economic Impact and Achievement

AUSTIN, Texas, February 14, 2018 – Greater Waco Chamber was honored yesterday with the presentation of the “Elevate Texas” award by the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the organization that markets the state as one of the world’s top locations for business.


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Gartner, Inc. will be expanding its presence in Irving, Texas bringing 800 new jobs and over $12 million in investment to the area over the next several years. Gartner is a world leading research and advisory company that employs 15,000 associates with clients in more than 100 countries. The Governor thanked Gartner for their growing investment in Texas, and the Irving community. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $3.9 million has been extended to Gartner.


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Golden State Foods Corporation will be opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility for its Liquid Products Division in Burleson, Texas. Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. The company services more than 125,000 restaurants and stores on five continents from its 50 locations.


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced Cognizant will open a new regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas, in early 2018. Cognizant is a leading Fortune 500 multinational corporation providing innovative information technology, consulting, and business process services. Cognizant has over 3,600 employees currently located in Texas, and plans to create 1,090 new jobs based out of the new facility with a capital investment of more than $8 million. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $2,105,880 has been extended to Cognizant.


AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today joined Liberty Mutual Insurance CEO David H. Long and elected officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Liberty Mutual's new Plano campus. The new state-of-the-art, one million square foot office complex is set to hold nearly 5,000 employees starting in January. During the ceremony, the Governor congratulated Liberty Mutual Insurance for their continued expansion in Texas and investment in the Plano community. 


Texas ranks No. 1 in the nation for economic climate and No. 2 on Forbes’ 2017 “Best States for Business” list, thanks to strong employment and gross product growth over the past 5 years.


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has chosen San Antonio as the location of a new client service delivery center for its Financial Services Organization. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services with firms in approximately 150 countries around the world and more than 40,000 employees across the United States. The new client service delivery center will include a capital investment of more than $10 million and the creation of 600 new jobs in San Antonio, Texas.


Corporate site selectors say Texas business climate is best for business.

Texas has the best business climate in the nation, according to Site Selection’s survey of corporate site selectors and real estate executives, released today.