News Archive: 2017

05/19/2017

AUSTIN — The Texas economy expanded in April with the addition of 30,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent.

“Texas employers continue to create jobs in the broad based Texas economy with ten of the 11 industries expanding over the year,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “With the addition of 258,900 jobs over the past year, TWC remains committed to providing the services needed to get Texans back work.”

05/17/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Hudson Products Holdings Inc. is relocating its Tulsa-based manufacturing operation to the company’s headquarters outside of Rosenberg, Texas. Hudson Products is a leading manufacturer of air-cooled heat exchangers and axil flow fans. The relocation is expected to create 150 jobs with a capital investment of more than $6,000,000. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $1,020,000 has been extended to Hudson Products. 

05/08/2017

Texas was ranked No. 1 for the 13th straight year in 2017 by the hundreds of CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive.

05/03/2017

This expansion in Fort Worth will create more than 200 jobs and more than $5.2 million in capital investment.

04/19/2017

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC US Projects LLC has selected San Patricio County for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant.

04/13/2017
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Hulu, LLC will open a new viewer experience operations headquarters in San Antonio.
04/13/2017

Governor Abbott today attended the valve-opening ceremony of NRG, JX Nippon and Hilcorp’s Petra Nova carbon capture, enhanced oil recovery system. This billion-dollar project is expected to secure smarter, cleaner, more sustainable energy for the future of Texas as well as the United States.

04/11/2017

Governor Abbott, along with senior officials from NASDAQ, hosted a reception at the Governor's Mansion recognizing industry-leading companies and business executives from the State of Texas.

04/07/2017

Governor Greg Abbott delivered remarks at today's ribbon cutting ceremony for Kubota Tractor's new North American headquarters, which is relocating from Torrence, California to Grapevine, Texas.

04/06/2017
Governor Abbott Attends Grand Opening Of New McKesson Corporation Facility

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the grand opening of the new McKesson Corp. campus in Irving, which will create nearly 1,000 new jobs and $157 million in capital investment.

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