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September 8, 2015

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Kicks Off Good For Texas Tour

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is embarking on a 27-city, two-month Good For Texas tour, meeting with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy.

The Good For Texas tour, a series of town hall-style gatherings, begins Sept. 9 with stops in New Braunfels and Kerrville. Hegar will visit every economic region of the state before his last stop in El Paso on Nov. 9.

More information on the tour, as well as interactive features and economic snapshots for each region, are available at TexasAhead.org. Texans can also follow the Comptroller's progress and find interesting economic facts and figures for each stop by following @TXComptroller on Twitter or liking the Texas Comptroller Facebook page.

"I'm asking Texans to join me for a discussion of the trends and issues affecting the economy of the state and its regions," Hegar said. "Understanding where we are today can help all of us ensure that we remain prosperous tomorrow — and that's good for Texas."

Since taking office on Jan. 2, Hegar has emphasized efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the state's chief financial agency, while improving customer service. The town hall tour is intended to facilitate those efforts and help keep Texans informed of economic issues in their own backyards.

"Texas' economic prosperity has made it the envy of the nation, and despite recent weakness in oil prices, our resilient and diverse state economy continues to grow," Hegar added. "Regional diversity within the state is a big part of that story, and I'm very excited to discuss not only the successes, but also the challenges each region must address to ensure our prosperity continues."

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