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Text of Gov. Perry’s Remarks at UnitedHealth Group’s Economic Development Announcement
June 26, 2012
IRVING – Gov. Rick Perry today touted Texas’ strong business climate during a press conference hosted by UnitedHealth Group. The company announced plans to create more than 1,000 new jobs statewide. No state economic development incentives were pursued for this expansion.
UnitedHealth Group is a major employer in our state, currently serving 3.3 million Texans, and employing more than 10,600. After hiring 800 more here in Irving, a few hundred more in San Antonio and Harlingen, and several hundred more in a new Customer Support Center in Sugar Land, that number should soon crest 12,000.