NHGOP STATEMENT ON TX GOV. ABBOTT'S JOB RELOCATION INVITATION

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott invitation to New Hampshire businesses to relocate to Texas:

 

"Governor Abbott's invitation to New Hampshire businesses to relocate to Texas is unfortunate but predictable. Governor Hassan's irresponsible budget veto and her refusal to make New Hampshire's tax structure competitive with other states has invited governors of other states to take New Hampshire jobs. Instead of working to restore the New Hampshire Advantage, Governor Hassan is working to undermine it and make New Hampshire less competitive."

 

A recent CNBC study named Texas the second best state for business in 2015, with New Hampshire taking 30th place. A recent nonpartisan Pew study showed New Hampshire placing in the bottom ten with Texas placing near the top of the pack when it comes to job growth in the country.

 

BACKGROUND:

"Adding to arguments that New Hampshire's economy could use some added oomph, a newly released analysis of post-Great Recession job growth in all 50 states puts the Granite State near the bottom of the pack." (Jeff Feingold, "Study finds NH could do better when it comes to job growth," NHBR, 5/28/15)

 

"America's Top States for Business 2015," (Staff, "America's Top States for Business 2015," CNBC, Accessed 6/25/15)