AUSTIN – Ahead of his trip to New York, Gov. Rick Perry today released a radio ad that will play on nine stations in New York City and Albany, building on the TV ads airing on cable across Connecticut and New York this week. The governor will travel to Connecticut and New York June 16 through 20 to share the formula for Texas’ successful job creation climate.

The week-long, $50,000 radio ad buy will air on WINS, WCBS, WABC, WOR, WMCA, WNYM, WGY, WGDJ and WHAZ. The TV ads will continue to air on CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and the Discovery Channel, among others. Both the radio and TV ads, along with governor’s trip are paid for by TexasOne – no state tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations, or for the ad buys.

A New York-targeted section has been created onhttp://www.TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com to help businesses learn more about the Lone Star State’s low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce. The governor will host receptions in Connecticut and New York for some of the business leaders who contact the Governor’s Office through TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com while the ads are running.

According to the Tax Foundation, Texas is one of the top 10 best state tax climates, while New York ranks last. Texas has no personal income tax, while New York levies a personal income tax ranging from 4 percent to 8.8 percent.

TexasOne is a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a prime business destination.

To view or listen to the ads released this week, please visithttp://www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com/opportunity/. Full text of the radio ad is below:

The “new” New York sounds a lot like the “old” New York.

Higher taxes. Stifling regulations. Bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.

This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and there is a place where opportunity, freedom and innovation are flourishing, and that’s Texas.

Our state is number one for business because we have no state income tax, fair and predictable regulations, and lawsuit reforms that keep trial lawyers out of your pockets so you can grow your business.

Texas was ranked #1 for business for the 9th straight year by Chief Executive Magazine, and has added more jobs than any state in the nation over the last five years.

If you’re tired of the same old recipe of over-taxation, over-regulation and frivolous litigation, get out before you go broke. Visit TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com.

Texas is calling… your opportunity awaits.