I gotta tell ya why Texas is tops for biz

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCE - — Corrie MacLag­gan

What’s the sym­bol of Texas’ econ­omy? CNBC ap­par­ently thinks it’s Katz’s, the Austin deli that boasts that it “never kloses.”

The net­work broad­cast from the West Sixth Street res­tau­rant Wed­nes­day in con­nec­tion with a CNBC study that ranked Texas as the top state for busi­ness.

“Nat­u­rally, ev­ery­body likes to take credit for it,” res­tau­rant owner Marc Katz said. “We all like to rel­ish in the fact that we’re the best econ­omy in the coun­try.”

Gov. Rick Perry has weighed in on the study, say­ing in a news re­lease: “This des­ig­na­tion re­in­forces the fact that the Lone Star State is the best state in the nation to live, work and raise a fam­ily thanks to our low taxes, rea­son­able and pre­dictable reg­u­la­tions and skilled work force.”

Perry ap­peared on CNBC on Tues­day but didn’t visit Katz’s on Wed­nes­day.

Demo­cratic gu­ber­na­to­rial chal­lenger Bill White was in­ter­viewed a cou­ple of days ago at the Driskill Ho­tel, and clips from that ses­sion ran on CNBC on Wed­nes­day, cam­paign spokes­woman Katy Ba­con said.

Jay Jan­ner AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Scott Cohn of CNBC, cen­ter, in­ter­views Marc Katz dur­ing a day­long broad­cast of ‘Amer­ica’s Top States for Busi­ness’ at Katz’s Deli on Wed­nes­day.

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