It's no secret Governor Rick Perry wants California businesses to set up shop in Texas. But you may not know that businesses from the Golden State are already heading to Temple.
Right now there are eight California companies in the early stages of moving their business to Temple. If you're wondering why, it's because the state of Texas is very businesses friendly. Low taxes, less regulation, the cost of doing businesses is less, and there are plenty of opportunities to grow your business in Texas.
And why Temple? It's right in the center of the Texas Triangle, only two hours from 3 major cities. Plus, it surrounds I-35 and has access to rail ways making it easy to transport goods.
Then, there's Fort Hood, where about 500 military personnel are transitioning out of the Army every month and they're looking for work.
Temple also has five Industry Parks for every type of business with plenty of available land.
In a paid radio advertisement, Gov. Perry said,"I have a message for California businesses. Come check out Texas. There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for 8 years running."
In the past five years, Temple has grown 30 percent. "At the end of the day, it's more jobs, more investment in the community and so it just creates more economy and so it's a big deal and we're excited about what's going to happen," said Charley Ayers, VP at Temple Economic Development Corp.
Ayers also expects businesses to expand throughout the region and into Belton, Harker Heights, and Killeen.