Texas ranked top state for business

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Businesses in Lufkin and Nacogdoches like Mast Motor Sports and Atkinson Candy Company have stayed busy doing business with other states for years.

The Angelina County Director of Economic Development, Jim Wehmeier said  it is because decision-makers in the area work together to make economic development a priority.

"The economy's going to hurt everybody, but the national economy, we're blessed in Lufkin to have national and international companies that do business here," Wehmeier said.

He said although there may be a national recession, Texas is not actually, by definition, in a recession.   He said Texas has put policies in place to make it business friendly.