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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:59 PM

Let the poaching proceed - Gov. Perry heading to California Sunday on business recruitment trip

This week began with Gov. RIck Perry, under the auspices of TexasOne, launching a low-budget radio campaign in California inviting businesses to move to Texas.

Next week begins Sunday with Perry traveling to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, leading a business recruitment trip, also paid for by Texas One, that will include a reception for businesses that got in touch with TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com since the ad began running.

Perry and company are targeting California’s high tech, biotechnology, financial, insurance and film industries.

All the costs of the four-day trip — the governor and an accompanying delegation will return Wednesday — will also be paid for byTexasOne, a public-private partnership that markets Texas as a place to do business.

According to the governor’s office, Perry’s delegation will include Texas Economic Development Corp. Chair Bruce Bugg, several local economic development officials and business representatives representing Oncor, BNSF Railway, and the cities of Allen, Amarillo, Austin, Brownsville, Conroe, DeSoto, Frisco, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, McKinney, Pflugerville, San Antonio and Schertz.

More at http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2013/02/07/let_the_poaching_proceed_gov_p.html/.

Cross-posted in the Texas Group at http://www.democraticunderground.com/10785948 .

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TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
Cleita Feb 2013 #1
movonne Feb 2013 #5
Cleita Feb 2013 #7
Berlum Feb 2013 #2
nenagh Feb 2013 #3
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #4
nenagh Feb 2013 #6
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #8
bemildred Feb 2013 #10
Taverner Feb 2013 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:04 PM

1. No one is going to leave for Texas that does any meaningful contribution to the State's

treasury anyway. It seems those businesses they are targeting have already moved many of their operations to Asia, and other countries. You are a little too late Governor Perry.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:39 PM

5. Then maybe he should target china and

the other countries that our businesses have gone to....

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Response to movonne (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:18 PM

7. I don't think even Texas can compete with their lack of regulations

and cheap labor unless they start letting the illegals back in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. What's the difference between Republicans and bloodsuckers?

Not a damn thing, as America has learned over and over and over to it's everlasting regret.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:09 PM

3. IIRC, from an hour watching Fox about a week ago. ***blerg***

Some Fox talking heads were crowing about the plan to reduce taxes in their (red) States...

& get businesses/corporations to move there, leaving blue States with no jobs.

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Response to nenagh (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:36 PM

4. Nothing new about that.

States have been trying to poach businesses off one another forever.

There is a good reason why the blue states have:
- Higher family incomes
- Higher education levels
- Fewer teen pregnancies
- Fewer divorces
- Greater range of arts and cultural outlets
- Subsidies to keep the red states alive
- etc
- etc

Nothing in this latest campaign changes any of that.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:02 PM

6. Thank you, BlueStreak, thank you...

I never watch Fox, except for that hour...and the smugness and meanness of the commentators stopped me from turning the channel until they were done..

They seemed so sure of their plan to denude blue States of jobs, that I was really upset...

You have reassured me and I'm very thankful...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:29 AM

8. Another article to share:

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:03 AM

10. Thank you for sharing.

Sounds about like I would expect.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:29 PM

9. He should meet demonstrators

 

It would be fun

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