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Speaker Joe Straus Appoints Andrew H. Card, Jr. to the Select Committee on Economic Development

April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

College Station, TX———-  Dean Andrew H. Card Jr., Acting Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was appointed today by Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the Select Committee on Economic Development.

The committee was created during the last session of the Legislature to ensure economic development initiatives in Texas are effective in encouraging new investment, employment and income, and in retaining existing facilities and jobs. The committee will evaluate existing state and local incentives and policies and make recommendations regarding their continuation, elimination, or modification.

It also will study how incentives offered in Texas compare to those available in other states and countries and how those differences affect business decisions about where to invest.

“I am pleased to accept this appointment and to serve Texas in helping to attract new jobs, opportunities, and investment to the state,” said Dean Card.