Texas Tops Site Selection's Most Competitive States of 2012

Texas has taken the top spot in another of Site Selection Magazine's annual rankings – this time in the magazine's ranking of the most competitive states in 2012. Earlier this year, Texas was awarded Site Selection's 2012 Governor's Cup for the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year.

The magazine highlighted Texas' commitment to maintaining a strong job creation climate and reducing the tax burden on employers, specifically through Gov. Perry's $1.6 billion tax relief proposal.

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CEOs Name Texas Best State for Business for Ninth Year in a Row

More than 700 top CEOs around the nation have ranked Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive magazine's annual Best and Worst States survey. CEO opinions were gauged on a variety of metrics, including regulations, tax policies, workforce quality, educational resources, quality of living and infrastructure.

"The playbook for successful states boils down to three simple moves: engage in real dialogue with business leaders, adapt policies to create an attractive environment, and effectively communicate your story to real job creators," said Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive magazine and ChiefExecutive.net. "This year's rankings prove that smart policies result in increased investments, jobs and greater overall economic activity."

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