UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said his state is welcoming all private-sector enterprises that move out of Democrat-controlled states.
“We don’t see any change in the approach by these other states,” Abbott said. “And to the contrary, the approach of the state of Texas is we partner up with all these businesses.”
In an interview Wednesday, the governor said his administration creates a business-friendly environment in Texas, while Democrat-run areas are not business-friendly.
“The approach of the state of Texas is we partner up with all these businesses … whereas these other states are looking to use these businesses to tap into them in a leeching-type way where they are bleeding them dry,” says @GovAbbott on tech companies moving to Texas. pic.twitter.com/5qBtKAaizA
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This came after ‘Hewlett-Packard’ became the latest company to move its headquarters from California to Texas. Abbott said that the decision tells you a lot about doing business in this country.
“My goal is to call them, to reach out to them and explain how I can help,” the Texas governor stated. “Whereas these other states are looking to use these businesses to tap into them in a leaching type way where they are bleeding them dry of their tax revenue.”
Abbott added he always talks to business leaders to see how he can help them prosper, as opposed to slapping new regulations and restrictions on the private sector.