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:
• Attracting entrepreneurs and company relocations
• Maintaining a strong travel and tourism industry
• Attracting the best talent to the state