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Governor Rick Perry wrapping his tour of New York in Connecticut meeting with business leaders and trying to lure them to the lone star state running aggressive that's what the what you're seeing right there.
He has made similar missions to California and Elena -- I sat down with him and asked him how successful his efforts have Ben.
Now the governors of these states react to take a listen.
I thought the meetings were very productive.
What you find Cheryl is that these.
They had -- incubates for awhile this is anywhere between six and nine months before you really find out whether.
The of the conversations that you had they go back they look at the the numbers they crunch numbers they talked to communities.
And then his twin you start it we're just now starting to see and hopefully in the next six weeks or so we're gonna have some pretty good announcements to make.
About the California -- from back in February.
About a nine month seven to nine month period of time is the shortest period of time.
Generally speaking that you're gonna have -- -- recruitment trips.
I felt -- about it -- the you know the wonderful people and and in and Connecticut.
The you know we we had a lot of one on ones.
In and Connecticut the the financial service -- thing.
Listen New York's hard so I I I don't get I mean as a great city.
As you well who in the hands so I think them.
One of the hardest cities.
To recruit from in America is New York -- -- -- this is it.
They're sure making it easier to talk to people.
Government Lloyd did come by and event that we had to welcoming to his state he was very hospitable.
Listen hide -- down.
Suspect that there are ecstatic that I were in the states recruiting.
But really I hope when -- go back and think about it that.
It's like visiting coach that comes into your home -- their professional.
There are positive.
They're not there to run your team down there there to hopefully make your team better.
And that's really at the other Q2 goals here ones obviously recruit businesses in the state of Texas and help our.
Gross state product continue to to grow.
As fast as any in the in the country.
But secondly -- to have a conversation with the public.
Are with elected officials for that matter.
About red state vs blue state policies and which ones work best for America what what will make America stronger and in turn.
Your own state stronger.
When you met with governor Malloy -- Connecticut one of the things the Connecticut does have -- a large hedge fund industry what we've seen.
In the last year as many of those hedge funds.
An investment firms moving down to the state of floored at how do you make -- argument to them.
That Texas is better than Florida and they've been successful in California but what about Florida.
Well Rick Scott.
Is a very very good competitor Rick Scott Bobby.
General over in Louisiana.
-- -- and Oklahoma.
Susanna Martinez over in New Mexico all of them.
They make me get up every day and look and see how I can make Texas more competitive.
Whether it's with tax policy -- regulatory policy and we -- loser pay in taxes in 2011.
So that that was.
It we wouldn't have happened if that I had I didn't have neighbors and or competitors out there there were changing their laws and changing their regulation so.
I would say I've been to Florida within the last six months to recruit businesses.
Sitting on the stage with Rick Scott he gets it he is a true competitor.
And you know we invite each other to our -- I've invited him over later in the fall to come -- to do -- tourism event with him.
But he comes here to share.
Why Florida's a great place to live I get it I accepted.
The challenge to me is to make sure that we keep taxes and more competitive place -- Florida or Louisiana or in the case.
-- new York and Connecticut it's a little bit easier to be competitive in states that have.
High income tax rates regulatory.
Burdens that are difficult.
To swallow so to speak.
As well as litigious.
And -- -- -- -- they have certainly done and visited Texas as a trying to get frivolous lawsuits thrown out of court and every -- making it to court of course our thanks to.
A governor Rick Perry of Texas.
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