Texas State Rep to Sriracha Makers: Consider Moving to Texas

Courting chili sauce...

The office of Texas District 114 State Representative Jason Villalba sent out a press release this afternoon with news that the Dallas-area rep has suggested the company behind sriracha relocate its operations to Texas.

The release contained several reasons why the longtime sriracha lover thinks Texas would make a great home for Huy Fong Foods, the company that's been under scrutiny by the California regulators to cease production of the Asian chili sauce until mid-January. The shutdown comes after neighboring residents of Irwindale decided to sue the company and its ever-present peppery fumes which residents say have led to some health concerns.

Villalba joins two other representatives, Denton city councilman Kevin Roden and Houston's District 137 State Representative Gene Wu, in persuading the company to move to Texas.

He offered the following benefits of Texas’ business environment:

  • There is no personal or corporate state income tax – this means you would keep more of your hard earned profits;

  • Texas has the finest distribution channels in North America – based in the center of the United States, and nearly equidistant between Mexico and Canada;

  • According to Forbes Magazine, Texas has the best climate in the country to run and grow a business because of its low regulations and limited government interference;

  • Texas is a right-to-work state with a sophisticated and plentiful labor pool – ensuring that companies have access to good, well-trained employees to grow their business;

  • Texas appreciates and supports business owners.  We do NOT believe in interfering in the internal operations of private businesses.

Any San Antonio representatives up for courting Huy Fong Foods?

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