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While there’s been a diverse mix of economic growth, semiconductor manufacturing is making big waves. In November 2021, Samsung also announced it would build a $17 million semiconductor chip manufacturing facility and create 2,000 jobs in Taylor. Texas Instruments broke ground in May 2022 on a massive semiconductor water fabrication plant in Sherman that could lead to a$30 billion investment and as many as 3,000 new jobs. Globitech, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, also announced in June 2022 it will open a semiconductor manufacturing facility and create 1,500 jobs in Sherman. Even as companies flock to the state for its talent and favorable business climate, the state is also growing on its own. Texas startups attracted more than $10 billion in 2021, more than double the total in 2020, according to data from Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association.

"Texas remains the best place in America for businesses to call home.... Companies from across the nation and around the world continue to relocate to Texas and expand here because we offer an unmatched economic climate with business-friendly policies that empower them to succeed.”
Greg Abbott


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Texas Enterprise Fund: The largest deal closing fund of its kind in the nation offers cash grants for projects that create at least 75 full-time jobs that meet or exceed the county average wages.

Skills Development Fund: Offers up to $1,800 per trainee to assist Texas public community and technical colleges to finance customized job training for local businesses.

Texas Enterprise Zone Program: Offers various state sales and use tax refunds, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 per job, for state-approved projects in designated communities.

Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Program: Offers up to $750,000 towards public infrastructure upgrades for businesses that create and retain permanent jobs, primarily for low and moderate-income persons.


Texas Economic Development

Texas Economic Development Corporation

Austin Chamber of Commerce

Greater Houston Partnership

Greater SATX Regional Economic Partnership


The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative aims to develop a statewide workforce strategy that remains a driving force in the state’s labor market. It assesses local economic activity, examines workforce challenges and opportunities and considers innovative approaches to meeting the state’s workforce goals.


  • JCB North America announced in October 2023 a $265 million manufacturing facility and 1,500 new jobs in SanAntonio.
  • Frontier Communications announced in September 2023 it will relocate its headquarters from Norwalk, Connecticut to Dallas. The project will have a $3.8 billion economic impact and add more than 3,000 jobs in the next 10 years.
  • In August 2023, Mid-Contintent Steel and Wire opened its $22 million Macro Hub facility in Laredo, creating 100 jobs.
  • Eaton Corporation announced in August 2023 a $100 million expansion and 200 new jobs in Nacagdoches.
  • FUJIFILM Diosynthn Biotechnologies broke ground in October 2022 on a $300 million expansion at College Station that will create 150 jobs.
  • Premium Waters announced in April 2023 an $80 million production facility that will create 60 jobs in Seguin.
  • Graphic Packaging International announced in February 2023 a $1 billion paperboard recycling mill and 230 new jobs in Waco.


53 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state, including:

  • ExxonMobil
  • McKesson
  • AT&T
  • Phillips 66
  • Valero Energy
  • Dell Technologies
  • Energy Transfer
  • Tesla
  • Sysco
  • ConnocoPhillips

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.