Texas has received numerous honors in recent years including the “America’s Top State for Business,” #1 for private sector job growth, the best state to start a business and the “Top State for Fortune 500 Headquarters.” To continue to be a national leader in economic development, we must take steps in the 86th Legislative Session to maintain that leadership role by investing in future job and economic growth. We must provide the state and local entities tools to compete for corporate relocations and expansions.
EDUCATION & WORKFORCE
A strong education system in Texas is an integral element of a thriving state that provides expanded jobs and paychecks, while providing all Texans with the tools to succeed in a fast-changing society. As Texas' population and economy become more diverse, our education system, rooted in the state constitution, must reflect the needs and aspirations of every student to ensure his or her success.
Constructing new infrastructure and properly maintaining existing infrastructure is critical for all businesses in Texas. Of chief importance are water and flood control infrastructure.
Water supply is vital for Texas businesses. To continue Texas’ economic prosperity, additional water supplies must be developed. During prolonged drought conditions, the need is more pronounced.
TAB advocates for the highest quality health care at the best cost available for both employers who provide health insurance to their employees and for the state taxpayers who fund Medicaid. TAB’s legislative priorities are wide-ranging, covering issues such as access, transparency, health literacy and quality of service.
TAB will continue to work with the Legislature to improve health care delivery models, help consumers understand their role in their own health care, increase access to primary care and lower health care costs for Texas businesses.