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Global Competitiveness and the Texas Economy

Texas has consistently enjoyed above-average economic growth each year, and the state routinely produces almost a quarter of the United States’ total economic growth. But countries around the world are aggressively competing to attract jobs and economic activity. What local, state and federal policies can help keep Texas at the forefront of the global economy? How can we ensure that Texas keeps producing good, high-quality jobs into the future? Representatives from government, business and academia offered firsthand perspectives on what it takes for the state to compete and succeed around the world.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute, General Electric and Rice University's Jones Partners.

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The Honorable Kevin Brady
U.S. Representative, 8th Congressional District

Shannon DeYoung
Co-Owner, DeYoung Machine Works

John Diamond, Ph.D.
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, Baker Institute

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric

The Honorable Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston



8:30 am — Registration and coffee
9:00 am — Panel discussion



Fri, Oct. 28, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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