Yesterday, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne participated in TexasOne’s quarterly board meeting. TexasOne is the major source of economic development marketing funds for the State of Texas, and it has championed our state as the premier location for business expansion and relocation and created a surge of national and international awareness of Texas as the top state for business.

During the meeting, Keith Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank -San Antonio, spoke regarding our state’s competitive advantage in areas such as workforce development, housing market, high tech and bio sectors, oil and gas production, labor restrictions and education.

Another topic of conversation included the most important factor for the future of Texas, the need for more innovation from our public schools and to lower the high school dropout rate.

TexasOne’s membership represents a broad range of organizations, including Texas-based Fortune 500 companies, privately-held enterprises, and city, chamber and community-based economic development organizations. Irving has been represented through membership in TexasOne for five years. Chamber President / CEO Chris Wallace also attended the meeting.

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