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.
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.
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.
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.
(BOSTON, October 21, 2019) – Texas executives and economic developers will travel to Boston this week to share information with Boston-based companies about the benefits of expanding or relocating to Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Japan's Energy for a New Era (JERA) executives in Tokyo to discuss the prosperous partnership between JERA and Texas. The meeting specifically focused on the growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout and photo of the meeting can be found below:
Governor Greg Abbott today met with OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (OKI) and OKI Data Corporation executives, including OKI President and Representative Director Shinya Kamagami, to discuss expanding the relationship between the company and the state of Texas. Governor Abbott expressed his appreciation for the company's investment in Texas and its partnership with the Irving Economic Development Corporation, which helped bring OKI Data Americas, Inc. headquarters to Irving, Texas in 2016.
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in Tokyo, Japan to discuss the strong economic ties between Japan and Texas, as well as potential opportunities for growth. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout and photos of the meeting can be found below:
Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at a luncheon with leaders of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) luncheon in Tokyo, Japan. The Governor praised the dynamic trade partnership between Japan and Texas, and discussed ways to grow both of our economies.
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Hitachi, Ltd. CEO Toshiaki Higashihara in Tokyo, Japan. The Governor thanked Mr. Higashihara for Hitachi's investment in the state of Texas, and discussed Hitachi's experience of doing business in the Lone Star State. Following his meeting, Governor Abbott toured the Hitachi Executive Briefing Center. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout and photos of the meeting can be found below: