Texas Leads Nation in Job Creation According to Brookings Institution

Statement

By:  Rick Perry
Date: April 2, 2013
Location: Austin, TX

A report released this week by the Brookings Institution is the latest to highlight the Lone Star State's strong jobs climate, finding that Texas leads the nation in job creation with Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Dallas and McAllen creating more jobs now than before the recession. According to the report, Austin saw the highest percentage increase in jobs of any city in the nation.

"Texas continues to set a national example for job growth, and I'm proud the Lone Star State is home to six out of the 14 cities that have more jobs now than before the recession," Gov. Perry said. "Our low taxes, predictable regulations, fair courts, skilled workforce and low cost of living have made Texas the best state in the nation to live, work, raise a family and run a business."