Celebrating 2022 Economic Development Week, May 9th-13th

Message from the Office of the Texas Governor as of Monday, May 9th 2022:

Dear Texas Economic Development Partners,

Happy 2022 Economic Development Week! We are excited to be celebrating YOU this week—our economic development partners across the state—for the work you do every day to help Texas achieve economic development excellence! Your efforts not only bring new investment and create new jobs for local communities, they help bolster our state’s resurging economy, which has reached nearly $2 trillion based on 2021 GDP!

Today, Governor Greg Abbott declared May 9-13, 2022, Economic Development Week in Texas, and released a special video message expressing just how vital your efforts are to our state’s record-breaking economic achievements.

Last year, Texas attracted more capital investment, new jobs and headquarter relocations than ever before in our state’s history! And it’s thanks to the hard work and dedication of our state’s many economic development professionals, and more than 700 economic development organizations, that Texas has remained the Best State for Business for a record 18 times in a row and received the Governor’s Cup for the last 10 consecutive years.

In Texas, economic development is a team effort and we are truly so proud to work alongside our local, regional and state partners to continue to build a more prosperous future for all Texans! We look forward to continuing our work together as Texas remains the economic envy of the nation and the premier business destination in the world.

Throughout the week, we invite you to follow along with us on social media and join in with the hashtag #EconDevWeekTEXAS as we celebrate Texas’ economic development excellence.

Thanks for all you do for the great state of Texas!

Sincerely, Adriana Cruz
Executive Director
Texas Economic Development & Tourism
Office of the Governor