Earlier this month, Texas was named the 2019 State of the Year by Business Facilities Magazine. The state is now the first to win the award for the fourth time after receiving the designation in 2007, 2012 and 2016. The magazine’s editor in chief, Jack Rogers, called Texas an “economic development success story.”
In a radio interview on News Radio 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Fort Worth, Rogers went even further stating, “Business Facilities doesn’t have a State of the Decade Award, but if we did, Texas would be the hands-down winner.” Listen to the interview here.
Texas’ place as a leader in job creation and innovation is due in part to legal reforms implemented over the past 20-plus years. Employers are attracted to the positive business climate that lawsuit reforms have helped create. Curbing lawsuit abuse helps small businesses flourish.
Following the Business Facilities announcement Governor Greg Abbott stated, “The Texas success story is just beginning. Together, we will continue to cultivate an environment of economic growth and opportunity that creates a brighter future for every Texan.”
Governor Abbott is right.
Texans must work together to ward off relentless efforts to undermine reform or create new ways to sue. For Texas to keep its status as #1 in the country, policymakers must be reminded: Reform Works.