Skip to comments.Texas technology exports exceed California’s numbers
Posted on 03/07/2014 1:26:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Texas technology exporters have surpassed the number of exports by California of technology equipment including semiconductors, telecommunications devices and computers. According to the Tech America Foundation Tech Trade in the state 2014 report, Texas has surpassed California in technology exports and technology jobs.
Kenny Marchant, Dallas/Fort Worth congressional representative, spoke at a press conference about the topic and his excitement for the reports, according to a U.S. press release.
Americas high-tech sector is an innovation powerhouse and one of the fasting-growing elements of global trade, he said. High-tech exports play a crucial role in creating new jobs, growing the most dynamic parts of our economy and placing America in a leading position to shape the tech-based future.
Jodey Arrington, vice chancellor for research and commercialization for the Tech System, said he is excited and proud of Texas innovators for this achievement. This development brings new possibilities to universities in Texas like Texas Tech, he said.
When people think about technology and innovation in the country, they probably think about the East and West Coasts, he said. It is no surprise to me though, with the strength of Texass economy and the depth of our entrepreneurial bench and with the innovation between universities and corporations that we are now the leaders.
Arrington said it is the innovation that comes through universities in Texas propelling Texas technological reach.
The more Texas economy is technology based, he said, the more opportunities for commercialization for students exist on a university level at Tech, as well as other institutions.
We used to have to go out to California to license a new product, he said, but now we have a greater base in Texas and we can do it right here.
Texas and Californias total jobs in technology combined equal nearly half of the 1.5 million tech export jobs in the U.S., according to the report.
This increase in technology jobs opens new doors for graduating seniors from Tech, Arrington said, as well as other schools.
To me, this means more opportunities for our graduates to stay home in Texas, he said. If youre a student with the next big idea, you dont have to go to California to realize your dream to take that idea and bring it to market. The next Bill Gates thats coming out of Texas Tech can stay here and create that enterprise. He said this new honor will not only help employ students but also increase the notoriety of Texas.
The East and West Coasts are not the only technology powerhouses, he said.
To lead in agriculture and energy in Texas is a no-brainer, he said, but to lead in technology as well is just too cool.
Won’t last long. Lib yankees are moving down here and bringing their business destroying ideas with them.
Now if we can just get the rest of Hollywood types and other assorted Silicon Valley liberals to move from California...
Why would you want the Hollywood types to move to Texas and bring their voting habits with them?
Hello?? That’s a win win for CA...The more liberal leftist that leave, the better....
RE: Hello?? Thats a win win for CA...
But if they move to Texas, what does that make Texas?
Us Californians are really taking it in the a$$ here. Louisiana is beating us on movie productions now and Texas on Tech. Maybe we should elect some more Democrats.
The same thing it made CA, when people like Boxer, and Pelosi and millions of other libs moved west over the past 40 years...Everything is cyclical... Who knows, maybe they’ll have to move...
........these Marxists, having run out of historical things to tax, are now going after “weather”. I remember some years back when California was seriously considering a “breathing” tax!
The current federal government simply must be downsized by 25%.....period. Expenditures must match income. Borrowing by the Feds must be made unconstitutional. No welfare! Just WORKFARE! Even most disabled can usually contribute something and in the process gain some self esteem.
As Thomas Paine said, “if there is going to be trouble, let it be in my day, so my children can live in peace”....