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Texas has the most Fortune 500 companies for the second consecutive year | Texas

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www.thecentersquare.com – By Lauren Scott | – 2023-06-06 12:49:00

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott again celebrated Texas leading the nation with the most Fortune 500 headquarters for the second consecutive year.

The 2023 Fortune 500 list, released on June 5, compiles the largest corporations in the United States ranked by revenue for the 2022 fiscal year. Texas had 55 Fortune 500 companies, while second and third were California and New York at 53 and 50 companies.

The Texas Fortune 500 companies totaled $2.6 trillion in revenue and $226.5 billion in profit. 

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“With our strong and growing workforce and welcoming business climate,” Abbott said in a news release. “Texas is where businesses find the freedom to flourish and people find opportunities to prosper.” 

The revenue threshold for making the Fortune 500 list was $7.2 billion this year, an increase of 13% from a year ago. The companies on this year's list are based in 224 different cities within 38 states.

The greater Houston metro area is No. 2 in the nation with 25 Fortune 500 headquarters and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is No. 3 with 24, according to the news release

“With significant, continuing investments in education and training, workforce development, infrastructure and innovation, we are building an even brighter Texas of tomorrow for generations to come,” Abbott said.

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Fastball, Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot to headline 2-day eclipse festival in Fredericksburg

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www.kxan.com – Abigail Jones – 2024-02-29 15:40:32

SUMMARY: Central Texans can celebrate the April 8 total eclipse at the two-day Arch Ray Solar Eclipse Fest in Fredericksburg, Texas. The festival will feature bands like the Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot and offer activities such as taxidermy and weddings. Tickets start at $129 and include overnight RV accommodations at the Arch Ray Resort, which has a winery, brewery, distillery, and restaurant. The festival is designed to provide an intimate and exceptional experience, with limited tickets available. The lineup includes live music on April 7 and April 8. Tickets range from $129-$269, with different pricing tiers available.

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Paul Pogba news: World Cup winner, Juventus soccer midfielder tests for testosterone, banned 4 years by Italy anti-doping court

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-02-29 14:13:05

SUMMARY: Paul Pogba’s career appears to be in jeopardy as he was banned for four years by Italy’s anti-doping court for testing positive for testosterone while at Juventus. Pogba plans to appeal the verdict, but chances of success are slim. The positive test stemmed from an exam after a game in August. Pogba denied knowingly taking any banned substances and expressed shock and sadness over the ruling. His contract with Juventus may now be terminated early. Pogba’s career has been marred by injuries since rejoining Juventus, following a successful stint at Manchester United. The case is still ongoing in France, where extortion allegations have been made against him.

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Construction starts for Dripping Springs skatepark, named after Dorian Kweller

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www.kxan.com – Abigail Jones – 2024-02-29 13:43:37

SUMMARY: Construction has begun on the Dorian Zev Kweller Memorial Skatepark in Dripping Springs, named after Ben Kweller’s late son who was a passionate skateboarder. The park is expected to be completed by 2024 and will be funded by a 2020 bond. Dorian was known for his influence in the local skateboarding community and frequently visited skate spots with his guitar. He also helped raise funds for the park, which was approved by the city council in 2017. The 10,000 square foot park at Founders Memorial Park aims to provide a safe space for skateboarders in the city.

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