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Business Leaders Want Legislators to Fund Education

In 2019, Texas business leaders want state legislators to ditch divisive issues like the transgender bathroom bill and focus on issues that will promote economic growth and job creation. A new survey conducted by the Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi Chambers of Commerce indicates that business leaders want the state to invest more in education and transportation to meet the needs of Texans for the next 20 to 30 years.

The quality of the education Texas students receive determines how prepared they are for the workforce. “One thing that we know universally is that employers and companies that are looking to come to Texas or expand in Texas are looking at our workforce,” said Priscilla Camacho, senior vice president of public policy for the Dallas Regional Chamber. Allocating additional state funds for public schools is one way to improve workforce readiness in Texas.

Read “Business leaders: Flush ‘bathroom bill,’ fund education to lure more workers and companies to Texas” in the Austin Business Journal.

March 5, 2018