Foreign Investment in Texas: Why Here?

Understanding the factors that drive corporate site location decisions is critical to the public officials, economic development professionals, and local leaders responsible for attracting new business locations and expansions to their communities. More than 30 foreign corporations that had recently located in Texas were surveyed. Given the size of this sample and the small number of completed responses, the survey results should not be interpreted as representing the attitudes and experiences of all foreign companies in Texas. Nevertheless, the results may lend some insight into the reasons why companies choose to invest in Texas. These findings may also provide a starting point for future research.