The Last Word: Gov. Greg Abbott on Why Tech Innovators Should Think Texas

“The future of America, the future of the world, is Texan.”

Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas
.…courting tech innovators at the recent Up.Summit hosted in North Texas.

On Friday, Abbott addressed more than 250 CEOs, industry innovators, investors, political leaders, and military officials gathered at Circle T Ranch just outside Fort Worth for the invite-only UP.Summit. The three-day event—once described by a co-creator as “Sun Valley meets CES meets the Oshkosh Airshow meets Burning Man meets TED meets Davos“—convened minds, money, and mobility tech from across the globe.  

Abbott joined Perot Group Chairman Ross Perot Jr. (at left in photo above) for a fireside chat on the final day of the summit. You can read more about what they discussed and the summit’s Friday headlines in our story here. You can read about the first two days of the summit in our earlier story here.

Another day, another flying car trip to the office—but not quite yet. The Jetson ONE flying car was one of the many highlights at last week’s transportation summit in Westlake. [Photo: Jetson Inc.]

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

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