The governors of Texas and Arkansas both visit to help launch new economic development organization.
We’re here at the United State Post Office and Courthouse. Thousands of people filled the streets to welcome the governors. Both governors in town for the launch of AR-TX Redi.
A non-profit which aims to create jobs and brings business to the area. Governor Asa Hutchinson and Governor Greg Abbott spoke on the success. They hope the non-profit will bring to the area.
“This is a tremendous opportunity with all the infrastructure they have here. With the crossroads they have here. With the top quality education they have here. So this is a easy sale,” said Greg Abbott, Texas Governor.
“If we grow here in the Texarkana region it’s obviously going to affect all of the Southwest region and Northeast Texas at the same time,”Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Governor.
This is the first time in over 30 years that both governors have visited the area at the same time.