Austin — The Texas Association of Business (TAB), today participated in a press conference led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn on the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, which boosts U.S. manufacturing, strengthens national security and includes $200 million for semiconductor workforce development.
“This bipartisan legislation is especially meaningful to the State of Texas, which has roughly 40,000 direct jobs tied to the semiconductor industry,” said TAB CEO Glenn Hamer. “The CHIPS and Science Act will help grow jobs and keep capital-intensive investments coming to our state. On behalf of the business community, thank you to the Texas delegation who took the bill to the finish line, particularly Senator John Cornyn and Congressmen Michael McCaul, Lloyd Doggett, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Kay Granger.”
The press conference was held at Advanced Manufacturing Academy at Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Campus. Speakers included Senator John Cornyn, Congressman Michael McCaul, Will Inboden (Executive Director, Clements Center for National Security at UT Austin), Dr. Monique Umphrey (Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, ACC), Jon Taylor (CVP of Fab Engineering & Public Affairs, Samsung), Ron Martino (EVP of Global Sales, NXP, Fred Heldenfels (Board Chair, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce), and Glenn Hamer (President & CEO, Texas Association of Business).
TAB is the Texas State Chamber, representing companies of every size and industry. The Association’s purpose is to champion the best business climate in the world, unleashing the power of free enterprise to enhance lives for generations. Follow TAB on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.