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Good for Texas Tour Wraps Up

November 17, 2015

After one final stop in El Paso on Nov. 9, I've wrapped up our Good for Texas town hall tour for 2015.

The tour gave me an opportunity to visit with hundreds of folks in communities all over our diverse state. We talked about economic issues, but more importantly, I had the chance to listen to people with first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing their own communities. After 6,500 miles and 28 cities in two months, I'll admit, I'm a little road-weary. But I'm also exhilarated. On the road, you really get a sense of what Texans stand for — and what they won't stand for. I've never felt better about our people and our future.

Texans are a confident, can-do breed. Despite the energy slowdown, Texas continues to prosper, providing the nation with one of its main sources of economic growth. Our finances are in good shape; we're meeting our obligations and paving the way for steady, broad-based expansion.

Check out the video we produced to see a wrap-up of the tour.

A state as big as Texas includes a huge variety of landscapes, resources, communities, industries — and challenges. One of the hits of our tour was our focus on regional economies, and our "snapshots" highlighting key economic metrics for each region. While the tour has ended, the dialogue we built together continues. We'll regularly update the Regional Snapshots on our website and expand the coverage we have to dig deeper into regional economic issues. We encourage you to keep checking back for new offerings as we monitor and report on the economic health of our regions and state.

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Thank you for all you do for Texas, and God bless,

Glenn Hegar