Texas Competes is a partnership of business leaders committed to a Texas that is economically vibrant and welcoming of all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Texas brand matters to businesses because that brand can have an impact on business, municipal, and state competitiveness for talent, entrepreneurship, corporate relocation, and tourism.

Business leaders know that brand matters. And the brand of the state of Texas on LGBT issues matters to economic competitiveness. An inclusive Texas is crucial to:



This sticker is a visible show of support for Texas Competes, the Texas Competes pledge, and equality for those in the LGBT community.


As signers of the Texas Competes pledge, we are committed to promoting a competitive, economically vibrant Texas.

We believe that in order for Texas businesses to compete for top talent, we must have workplaces and communities that are diverse and welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

We believe that treating all Texans and visitors fairly is essential to maintaining Texas' strong brand as the premier home for talented workers, growing businesses, entrepreneurial innovation, and a thriving travel and tourism industry.

It's time to ensure fairness for all Texas employees, residents, and consumers. A united Texas is a competitive Texas. And when Texas competes, Texas wins.

Texas Competes' Mission:

Texas Competes' mission is to educate businesses and the public about the gay and transgender rights issues that affect business and economic competitiveness in the state, and to provide a unified voice for the business community on these issues.

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