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Thousands of Americans are voting with their feet and heading to the Lone Star State. Despite a national economic slump, Texas boasts a rock solid economy and pro-active leadership committed to fostering a business friendly environment. And it's just this type of climate that's attracting the nation's best and brightest.
Not content to let word of Texas' prosperity trickle out, Texan leaders are pro-actively recruiting in failing states. Texas Governor, Rick Perry is running an ad in California this week encouraging Californians to bring their businesses to Texas. "Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," the Rick Perry says, "come check out Texas. There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for eight years running."
Today, the Office of the Governor announced that Governor Perry will visit California on an economic development trip:
Gov. Rick Perry will travel to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, departing Sunday, February 10 and returning Wednesday, February 13, to meet with business leaders in the high tech, biotechnology, financial, insurance and film industries. The governor's trip will be paid for by TexasOne - no tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations.
News of Governor Perry's California recruitment efforts come just weeks after Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott ran ads in New York. The Google ad campaign targeted New York gun owners saying, "Wanted: Law abiding New York gun owns looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity.” Other ads read, "You’ll also get to keep more of what you earn and use some of that extra money to buy more ammo."
The message from Texas' leadership is clear: want a regulatory-free, business friendly, individual freedom loving home? Texas is hiring.