The Lone Star state has been in a battle with California for talent and companies for years. As of 2022, Texas was still doubling down to lure companies away from the Golden State. Economic development officials note while California has the largest economy in the nation, Texas spends a greater portion of its local and state spending on education. The state also held the top spot for number of residents added in 2020 and 2021, with half of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. As companies flock to Texas for its talent and favorable business climate, the state is also growing 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 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.
Launched in 2016, the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative assesses local economic activity, examines workforce challenges and opportunities and considers innovative approaches to meeting the state’s workforce goals.
53 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state, including:
Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net
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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:
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.
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.
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.