Professor David Cadden offers insight on Texas governor’s visit to Connecticut to lure jobs to his state

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to visit Connecticut this week in an attempt to lure Connecticut jobs to Texas.

caddenDavid Cadden, a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship + Strategy in the School of Business, is available to comment.

“Perry estimates the Texas created one third of all new jobs from 2003 to 2013,” said Cadden. “Perry says this was accomplished by having low taxes, lawsuit reform, effective, but more importantly, predictable regulations, balanced budgets and what he describes as a competitive workforce. What he fails to mention is that most of these new jobs were minimum-wage jobs. His attempt to recruit in Connecticut is not unique. He has done this in other states.

“I have a concern that if Perry is successful in his attempt to draw high-tech industries in Connecticut to Texas, employees may be reluctant to move to Texas,” Cadden said. “Perry’s attempt at poaching should certainly cause the governor and the state legislature to review active programs to retain and attract other industries to the state of Connecticut,” he said.

To speak with Cadden, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449 (cell).

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