Governor returns to Texas after wining, dining California businesses
Texas Governor Rick Perry spent the last few days trying to lure California businesses to Texas. He told reporters on Wednesday those meetings went well.
“I met with entrepreneurs and business leaders who were really anxious to hear about the way Texas was doing business,” Perry said.
The Governor says California is ripe for the picking as far as business is concerned.
“A survey of small and large businesses leaders in California found that they feel the state’s economy is stagnant,” Perry stated.
The meetings took place following a radio advertisement that ran in California featuring Perry talking up the state, and what it can offer. That radio ad that led to this comment from California Jerry Brown.
“It’s not even a burp. It’s barely a fart,” Brown said.
But Perry downplayed Brow’s comments and said the spot did exactly what it was designed to do.
“The campaign is getting people to talk about the contrast between California and Texas and the differences in our two approaches,” Perry explained.
Perry said there has already been a success story involving a California business that moved here a year ago.
“Waste Connection’s CEO Ron Mittelstaedt will tell you our business friendly climate is the main reason they made that decision. He will tell you how the Texas government works to support growth in business, not to impede it.
The Governor indicated some small businesses from New York have also inquired about coming to The Lone Star State.