Governor Greg Abbott today met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Houston to discuss continued collaboration and progress on the joint energy task force – an... READ MORE


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of his University Research Initiative, which will provide matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally-recognized researchers to their faculty. Beginning today, universities can apply online for the matching grants to assist eligible institutions in attracting distinguished researchers.


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the release of a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report that ranks Texas as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year, with over $251 billion in goods exported in 2015.


HITCHCOCK, GALVESTON COUNTY, TX | January 26, 2016 — The Hitchcock (TX) Industrial Development Corporation and the Galveston County Economic Development Division in association with the Greater Houston Partnership are proud to announce the successful recruitment of RedGuard to the historic Blimp Base Industrial Park in Hitchcock.

At full operation, RedGuard expects to employ over 50 individuals in a variety of technical and support positions through the new Hitchcock location.


A Look Back At Governor Abbott’s First Year In Office


The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the Governor’s recent trip to Israel and Switzerland where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government and business leaders and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to promote Texas economic interests.


AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" to discuss National Security and the Texas-Israeli relationship. Governor Abbott also discussed his recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Texas' continued divestment in Iran.


(LUBBOCK) – The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) announced that Monsanto, one of the world’s largest sustainable agriculture companies, is expanding their Lubbock operations to include a new cotton seed processing facility. The company will invest $140 million into building and equipping the new state-of-the-art facility, the largest capital investment project announced since LEDA’s inception. 


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott will lead a business development mission to Israel and Switzerland from Monday, January 18th through Friday, January 22nd, 2016. Governor Abbott’s trip will focus on increasing foreign direct investment in Texas. During the trip, the Governor will tour businesses, hold meetings with public officials and business executives in both countries, and participate at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This will be Governor Abbott’s third international business development trip since taking office.


AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas. CGT anticipates creating at least 275 jobs and $80 million in capital investment in the State of Texas. The project will reshore part of the company’s manufacturing from China and increase North American capacity. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $2 million has been extended to CGT.