The Texas Governor has gone fishing to lure businesses from other states and he has landed a bunch of Aussies.

Maybe it wasn’t the governor specifically, but the state of Queensland, Australia has now relocated its trade office from southern California to Texas….specifically Houston.

With good reason.  Texas trade with Australia hit about $3 billion last year. Sorry, California, but the Lone Star State has been the top American exporting state for 12 years in a row.

Port of Houston (above).

And did you know that Texas is now the national leader in technology exports too… shipping more than $45 billion dollars in tech products in 2012.

As the Queensland officials noted, “ Houston serves as an ideal gateway to the rest of the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.”

Aren’t you glad that you call it home.