It's On ... The Fight Between California and Texas For Jobs

Feb 7, 2013 11:27 AM

A day after Gov. Jerry Brown essentially told Texas Gov. Rick Perry to bring it on, it's on. Perry is coming to California.

Gov. Perry's office announced today that the Governor Perry will travel to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, departing Sunday, February 10 and returning Wednesday, February 13, to meet with business leaders in the high tech, biotechnology, financial, insurance and film industries.

The governor’s trip will be paid for by TexasOne, a governor spokesperson said. No tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations.

This business recruitment trip follows a week-long radio ad buy in the Golden State promoting Texas’ job creation climate. The 30-second spot has been running on six radio stations in the San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego media markets.

Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown described the radio ads launched by the Texas Governor are just "a few tricks from a politician" and will not have any substantive effect.

Brown added that everyone "with half a brain" is coming to California, home of Apple, Google and Hollywood studios. He says that includes the British, French, Russians and Chinese.

"So Texas," Brown says, "come on over."

It's on.


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