Gov. Perry praises Central Texas

POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 4:23pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO --  Gov. Rick Perry says the Lone Star state is doing pretty well economically considering the other 49 states.

Speaking in Austin, Perry says he wants Texas to become the next high-tech hub. He praised Central Texas as the "New Silicon Valley", and Waco's Chamber of Commerce agrees.

With our universities creating new developments and businesses moving in, the Chamber's Scott Connell says we're seeing more economic growth than other parts of the country.

"We have some really great companies here already in Allergan and in some of the food companies that are here. Our aerospace industry is pretty mature with L3 and another of other firms. So those are really a lot of our technologies that we want to build on going forward," said Connell.

While Perry boasted on his state, the Republican kept quiet on any plans to run for the  Republican nomination for President.

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