Mike Toomey Lobbyist News for Texas: Rick Perry Celebrates Texas Smartphone Manufacturer
Governor Rick Perry has a lot to say about the grand opening of Flextronics’ new manufacturing facility. This is where Motorola Mobility’s new Moto-X Smartphone will be assembled. The Moto-X is the first smartphone designed, engineered, and built entirely in the United States. “Make no mistake: Flextronics and Motorola could have put this facility anywhere in the world, but they chose Texas,” Gov. Perry said. “One of the reasons Texas excels at creating jobs and new technology is that we free people from over taxation, over regulation and over litigation so they can focus on doing their best work.” Motorola Mobility is owned by Google, and they will be expanding their facilities into North Texas. This will create early 2,500 jobs in the state. This follows a clear trend in Texas, which has seen a 7.2 percent increase in manufacturing employment since 2010.
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