Gov. Rick Perry this week credited Texas’ favorable economic climate, low taxes, and educated and skilled workforce with strengthening the state economy and attracting new jobs and businesses.
The Lone Star State is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state in the nation and is the nation’s top exporting state. Moody’s Economy named seven Texas metro areas in their list of the first cities to emerge from recession, and six Texas cities were named in the Top 20 Metro Areas by the Brookings Institute. Additionally, National Review recently credited Texas’ small government and low tax environment with attracting jobs and companies from around the nation, and all four major Texas metropolitan areas were included in the top 10 Recession-Proof Cities to Retire In by Forbes.