Who We Are

YTexas is an elite Texas business network for companies relocating, expanding and growing in the Lone Star State.

Mission Statement:
To be the most relevant and reliable resource for companies relocating or expanding into Texas.

Vision Statement:
To establish the largest statewide elite business network of companies who work together to lead and sustain the world-renowned Texas business culture.

YTEXAS Partners:
YTEXAS Partners are the best-of-the-best in contributing to the Texas Community, Commerce and Culture.


Advisory Board Members

Ralph Hawkins

Chairman Emeritus, HKS

Tracye McDaniel

CEO, McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems

Robbie Briggs

CEO, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's

Ashley Gossen

Principal, Advanced Econ. Dev. Consulting

Beth Garvey


Ed Curtis

CEO, YTexas

Joel Allison (Emeritus)

Former CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health

Bill Jones

The Jones Firm

Brad Napp

Founder, FDI Business Diplomacy


April 27, 2021Availability of talent biggest draw for tech companies relocating to Texas – Spectrum News San Antonio (Article & Video)
April 12, 2021More companies are relocating to Austin than anywhere else in Texas. Yes, they’re coming from California. – KXAN News (Article & Video)
March 26, 2021The Tesla Effect Has More Businesses Heading for Texas – KTRH iHeart (Article)
January 28, 2021Tax Migration – The WealthAbility Show with Tom Wheelwright, CPA (Podcast)
December 10, 2020BexarCast: Ed Curtis, CEO, YTexas – Bexarfest Media Festival (Video)
December 10, 2020BexarCast: Ed Curtis, CEO, YTexas – Bexarfest Media Festival (Podcast)
December 9, 2020Experts discuss how Austin created thousands of jobs during the pandemic – KVUE ABC (Article/Video)
November 4, 2020Viewpoint: 5 business sectors that will carry Texas out of the Covid crisis – Austin Business Journal (Article)
October 19, 2020Businesses flocking to Texas due to lower taxes, cost of living: YTexas CEO – Fox Business (Video)
October 15, 2020Tax-friendly Texas poised for flood of corporate relocations in ‘biggest year yet,’ expert says – Fox Business (Article)
September 25, 2020‘Tremendous increase’ in corporate relocations, expansions to Texas since pandemic hit – Austin Business Journal (Article)
September 24, 2020Business leaders talk growth and unemployment rates in Texas – Your Basin (Article)
September 22, 2020Workforce favors Austin, Dallas if TikTok moves its U.S. headquarters to Texas – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
September 18, 2020Austin-area unemployment rate looking better — but for how long? – Austin Business Journal (Article)
September 15, 2020YTexas CEO weighs in on DFW economic attributes, high-speed rail – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
September 13, 2020Coronavirus Has Gutted Commercial, Retail Real Estate Markets, Outlook Optimistic — But Different – International Business Times (Article)
September 11, 2020‘The calls are still coming’: Why corporate relocations are still coming to DFW, Texas – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
May 6, 2020UNT Dallas students take lead on YTexas’ COVID-19 project to spotlight Texas companies making a positive impact – UNT Dallas (Article)
January 22, 2019YTEXAS and UNT Dallas taking learning beyond the classroom – CBSDFW 11 (Video)
October 2018CEOs Bring Their Companies to the Lone Star State and Earn a Texas-Sized Welcome – Texas Comptroller (Article)
September 29, 2017YTEXAS Our Vision (Video)
June 30, 2015Texas Secretary of State continues tour with Dallas business roundtable hosted by YTEXAS and HKS – Sec. of State (Press Release)
May 5, 2015Texas Secretary of State continues tour with Austin business roundtable hosted by YTEXAS and SoftServe – Sec. of State (Press Release)
March 9, 2015YTEXAS CEO Spotlight – T. Boone Pickens (Video)
August 29, 2014Strategies: How I turned my own moving experience into a relocation business for corporate executives– Dallas Business Journal (Article)
August 24, 2014Network of CEOs helps newcomers adjust to Texas – Dallas Morning News (Article)
August 5, 2014YTEXAS on Fox News (Video)
August 4, 2014Companies relocating to Texas inspires new business – Houston Chronicle (Article)
July 29, 2014YTEXAS CEO Ed Curtis on Good Morning Texas (Video)
July 25, 2014YTEXAS on KXAN News at Noon (Video)
November 19, 2013YTEXAS Helps Relocating CEOs Get Connected in DFW – D Magazine (Article)