A Friend of Unfair Park alerts us: Mayor Tom Leppert is on today's episode of National Public Radio's Tell Me More, along with Utah Governor Gary Herbert. The subject: How Utah and Dallas are leading the economic recovery, per that Brookings Institution report to which we directed your attention yesterday.
Listen up on the other side as the mayor talks about how "jobs follow from investment, investment goes to where it's going to be the most favorable, and here in Dallas and in Texas you've got probably one of the most attractive and stable regulatory environments." Mmmm, keep talking.
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