Committee Lauds Local Economic Development Incentives

The House Economic and Small Business Development Committee met last week to discuss state and local economic development tools.  Specifically, the committee heard testimony from the governor’s Office on Economic Development on how the office could more efficiently coordinate with local and regional economic development entities to help further the economic development goals of the state. 

While most of the discussion centered on state programs to attract and retain businesses in Texas, the governor’s office and committee members recognized that cities are the primary economic engines of this state.  To view a short clip of representative comments, go to  The committee heard compelling testimony in support of that proposition from the Cities of Pflugerville and Tyler.


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