Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Economic development, Texas-style: What Illinois can learn

Texas Gov. Rick Perry last week made a high-profile job-raiding trip to Chicago. But the Lone Star visit worth watching will be in June, when economic development officials from Austin make their annual trip to call on site-selection consultants as well as companies.

As the city and the state of Illinois fill top jobs at World Business Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, it's worth paying attention to how Austin approaches economic development.

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