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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Perry takes job raid to the Big Apple

After a couple of high profile job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, Gov. Rick Perry is planning a new raid — this time on the Big Apple.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Greater San Marcos Partnership names Austin Chamber exec as new president

San Marcos‘ economic development arm, the Greater San Marcos Partnership, this week named Adriana Cruz as its new president, poaching a key Austin Chamber of Commerce executive in the process.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

House gives early OK to franchise tax breaks

House Bill 500, which would spend an estimated $667 million over the next biennium to reduce the burden of the state’s franchise tax on businesses, still faces an uphill climb in the Senate, where lawmakers have raised...

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Perry launches pro-Texas business tour in California

Californians heard from Texas Gov. Rick Perry on radio airwaves this week. Next week, they can expect to see the man himself, pitching Texas as the business frontier to high tech, insurance and film industry leaders throughout...

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