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Who We Are

YTexas is an elite Texas business network for companies relocating, expanding and growing in the Lone Star State. The organization is the premier go-to resource for the most current insider information about Texas’ community, commerce and culture. YTexas provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas, and fosters long-term, mutually beneficial relationships that help culturally integrate companies entering Texas. Headquartered in Austin, YTexas has received national acclaim for being at the forefront of economic development trends.

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


July 13, 2022 As more corporations change their address to Texas, they bring change with them – Head Topics (Article)
July 12, 2022 As more corporations change their address to Texas, they bring change with them – Fox 26 Houston (Article)
March 26, 2022 There’s a ‘lull’ of corporate relocations to Texas this year, but pipeline ‘as big as it’s ever been’ – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
April 27, 2021 Availability of talent biggest draw for tech companies relocating to Texas – Spectrum News San Antonio (Article & Video)
April 12, 2021 More companies are relocating to Austin than anywhere else in Texas. Yes, they’re coming from California. – KXAN News (Article & Video)
March 26, 2021 The Tesla Effect Has More Businesses Heading for Texas – KTRH iHeart (Article)
January 28, 2021 Tax Migration – The WealthAbility Show with Tom Wheelwright, CPA (Podcast)
December 10, 2020 BexarCast: Ed Curtis, CEO, YTexas – Bexarfest Media Festival (Video)
December 10, 2020 BexarCast: Ed Curtis, CEO, YTexas – Bexarfest Media Festival (Podcast)
December 9, 2020 Experts discuss how Austin created thousands of jobs during the pandemic – KVUE ABC (Article/Video)
November 4, 2020 Viewpoint: 5 business sectors that will carry Texas out of the Covid crisis – Austin Business Journal (Article)
October 19, 2020 Businesses flocking to Texas due to lower taxes, cost of living: YTexas CEO – Fox Business (Video)
October 15, 2020 Tax-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, 2020 Business leaders talk growth and unemployment rates in Texas – Your Basin (Article)
September 22, 2020 Workforce favors Austin, Dallas if TikTok moves its U.S. headquarters to Texas – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
September 18, 2020 Austin-area unemployment rate looking better — but for how long? – Austin Business Journal (Article)
September 15, 2020 YTexas CEO weighs in on DFW economic attributes, high-speed rail – Dallas Business Journal (Article)
September 13, 2020 Coronavirus 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, 2020 UNT Dallas students take lead on YTexas’ COVID-19 project to spotlight Texas companies making a positive impact – UNT Dallas (Article)
January 22, 2019 YTEXAS and UNT Dallas taking learning beyond the classroom – CBSDFW 11 (Video)
October 2018 CEOs Bring Their Companies to the Lone Star State and Earn a Texas-Sized Welcome – Texas Comptroller (Article)
September 29, 2017 YTEXAS Our Vision (Video)
June 30, 2015 Texas Secretary of State continues tour with Dallas business roundtable hosted by YTEXAS and HKS – Sec. of State (Press Release)
May 5, 2015 Texas Secretary of State continues tour with Austin business roundtable hosted by YTEXAS and SoftServe – Sec. of State (Press Release)
March 9, 2015 YTEXAS CEO Spotlight – T. Boone Pickens (Video)
August 29, 2014 Strategies: How I turned my own moving experience into a relocation business for corporate executives– Dallas Business Journal (Article)
August 24, 2014 Network of CEOs helps newcomers adjust to Texas – Dallas Morning News (Article)
August 5, 2014 YTEXAS on Fox News (Video)
August 4, 2014 Companies relocating to Texas inspires new business – Houston Chronicle (Article)
July 29, 2014 YTEXAS CEO Ed Curtis on Good Morning Texas (Video)
July 25, 2014 YTEXAS on KXAN News at Noon (Video)
November 19, 2013 YTEXAS Helps Relocating CEOs Get Connected in DFW – D Magazine (Article)