Brenham - Washington County Economic Development Participates in Governor Abbot Press Conference

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference today, March 1, 2022, where he announced that Texas won Site Selection magazine's Governor's Cup for a record-shattering tenth year in a row.

 “Texas is the new frontier where dreams, families, and jobs grow. This honor is a testament to the unmatched business climate and highly skilled and diverse workforce we have cultivated here in the Lone Star State, and I thank the exceptional economic development teams across our state who have worked diligently to attract new, innovative businesses to their communities and bring more economic opportunity to hardworking Texans. As we celebrate the resurgence of the mighty Texas economy, we look to the future with high and hopeful expectations of an even brighter, more prosperous future for generations of Texans,” Governor Abbott said.

The award highlights top-performing states for job creation and capital investment. The Governor was joined for the announcement by representatives from Site Selection, company representatives, and economic development leaders from across the state.

Susan Cates, Director of Economic Development, attended the press conference and states, “I was proud to represent Brenham | Washington County Economic Development as one of the organizations selected to participate in Governor Abbott’s press conference today.” She continued, “The Governor’s Office of Economic Development was a vital resource in assisting Washington County in securing the Corrosion Resistant Alloys project last year. As Governor Abbott noted, small-to-mid-sized communities like Washington County play a large role in the success of Texas in securing quality jobs and capital investment to our Great State.”