AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott signed an economic development Statement of Intent with French Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness Olivier Becht while in Paris to promote business investments, job creation, and innovation in both France and Texas.
The governor joined First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson for the final stop of the economic development mission to Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.
“Collaborating with our economic partners around the globe will ensure the Texas economy continues to flourish,” Abbott said during the July 14 signing ceremony. “(This) will encourage foreign business investment, promote economic development projects, and increase trade opportunities between Texas and France.