Texas Outpaces All Other 49 States Combined in New Jobs

Texas Outpaces All Other 49 States Combined in New Jobs - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Cyber Command, like many other new job creators, chose Texas for the new home of their command center and, according to a Wall St. Journal opinion piece and Governor Rick Perry, Texas has created more new jobs than all other 49 states combined.

Cyber Command General Keith Alexander
Cyber Command General Keith Alexander

In the WSJ piece entitled “Soak the Rich”, writers ARTHUR LAFFER and STEPHEN MOORE attribute the job creation growth to a favorable tax environment. Another startling assertion from the authors is that, according to data from Ohio University, over the past 10 years, 1100 people flee high tax states EVERY DAY (including Sundays) and relocate to lower tax states.

USIS CEO Government Solutions Group, Bill Mixon
USIS CEO Government Solutions Group, Bill Mixon

Billion dollar government contracting powerhouse US Investigation Services, Inc (USIS) got a little more powerful this week by acquiring the 700 person firm of Labat-Anderson of Falls Church. Bill Mixon, CEO and President of the Government Solutions Group, this acquisition “…will not only well serve Labat-Anderson's current government customers, but will help us broaden the range of services we can deliver to our existing government customers…”.

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff will be speaking at the Potomac Officers Club on Tuesday, June 30.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has assembled an all star team of advisors and launched the Chertoff Group. Additional Principal members of the Chertoff group include former CIA head General Michael Hayden, as well as, Paul Schneider, Former Under-secretaries of Homeland Security Charles Allen and Admiral Jay Cohen.  Members and invited guests can click here to register:


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