Some State Leaders Just “Get It”
In the wake of a regular and special session during which some state leaders vilified cities, it’s refreshing to see that some don’t subscribe to that nonsense.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently kicked off a tour of Texas manufacturing plants with visits to two Central Texas Cities: Samsung in Austin and TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company in Round Rock. During his Good for Texas Tour: Manufacturing Edition, Hegar will tour facilities and meet with local officials.
“Texas has an extraordinary manufacturing economy,” Hegar said. “The state’s resources make it a natural leader in petroleum and chemical manufacturing, our research institutions have fostered computer-related and other high-tech manufacturing, and our business-friendly environment and skilled labor force have helped create a dynamic automotive manufacturing sector.”
It appears that Comptroller Hegar recognizes that 74 percent of Texans live in our 1,215 cities, and the decisions those cities have made at the local level have put Texas cities at the top of the nation in economic and infrastructure success.
City officials may wish to thank our comptroller for his recognition of their efforts.