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Oct 12

The 2016 Election & the State of American Polling

rasmussen-scott-photo2The Austin Economic Club

  2016 Distinguished Lecture Series


Scott Rasmussen

Rasmussen Media Group President & Political Analyst

AUSTIN, Texas: “We have an election this year where neither of the candidates has what it takes to win, but one of them has to lose. The people in the middle, who decide presidential elections, loathe the choices before them and are looking at the two candidates asking, ‘Is this the best that you can do?’,” Scott Rasmussen told the Austin Economic Club just days before the 2016 Election.

Nonetheless, Rasmussen said, “Politics may have failed, but America will not.”

Sep 15

Toyota North America CEO, Jim Lentz, to Speak Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Austin Economic Club

continues its

2015 Distinguished Lecture Series


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James E. Lentz

Chief Executive Officer – Toyota North America

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Mr. Lentz will be interviewed by special guest host Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief & CEO of The Texas Smith, Evan-Texas Tribune2aTribune

Toyota in Texas

12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Sponsors & Host Reception

                                                The Austin Club – 110 E. 9th Street Austin, Texas

Mr. Jim Lentz oversees all of Toyota’s North American affiliate companies, including Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America.

Named “Industry Leader of the Year” in 2014 by the Automotive Hall of Fame, “Marketer of the Year” by Advertising Age in 2006, and an Automotive News “All Star” in 2007, Mr. Lentz is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board for Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU), his alma mater.

Lentz is spearheading:

  • Toyota North America’s construction of its first-ever North American headquarters in Plano, TX, relocating employees from several locations, including California, Kentucky and New York.
  • Toyota’s headquarters, which will total over 2 million square feet in seven buildings on a 100 acre site, will house 4,000 team members.
  • In addition, Toyota is also expanding its San Antonio truck plant to keep up with tremendous demand for its all-new Toyota Tacoma and 2016 Tundra by adding 275 jobs to its current total of 3,000 team members.
  • Last month, Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus opened its first dealership in the Austin area, Lexus of Lakeway, which employs approximately 60 people.

Join us to hear Mr. Lentz’s take on Toyota’s future plans in Texas, the company’s outlook on the U.S. economy and auto market, and the future of mobility.

As a “Special Bonus” the new Texas-built Toyota Tacoma, along with the Tundra and the Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle will be on display.

  • eventbritePURCHASE TICKETS HERE, or click the Event Brite button to the right.
  • For questions or more information, contact the Austin Economic Club for reservations at 512-814-0359.


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Jan 29

Our Texas State Budget: What Legislators Need to Know About the Recent Oil Slump

image004“Our Texas State Budget: What Legislators Need to Know About the Recent Oil Slump”

Marc L. Flaster

of Wall Street’s Sandler + O’Neill Partners


Dale K. Craymer
of the Texas Taxpayers & Research Assoc.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday, January 30th, 2015
823 Congress Ave. 2nd Floor Conference Room
Austin, TX 78701

• Saudi Arabia needs $99 oil to balance its budget this year
• Iran needs $140 oil to balance its budget
• Venezuela needs $117 oil to balance its budget
• At $100, oil revenues provided 40% of the Russian budget
• Oil in world markets has fallen 55+% in price over the past 12 months
• What do Texas Legislators need to know for the Texas State Budget?

— Contact Us at the Austin Economic Club’s link here to RSVP,
or call 512-659-8878 for reservations.

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Jun 06

Gov. Rick Perry Introduces Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer at the Austin Economic Club

On June 4th, 2014 Governor Rick Perry welcomed the Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer to the Austin Economic Club where she spoke on bringing back Arizona’s economy from a deficit to a surplus.




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