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The mission of YTexas is to accelerate CEO connectivity and corporate presence for companies that have relocated or expanded to the state of Texas.

Host Sandy McIlree, YTexas CEO Ed Curtis and executive producer CJ Niehoff host key players in Texas business to bring you insider perspectives on the Texas economy and up-to-the-minute news from the corporate relocation rumor mill.

Jan 15, 2019

In this episode host Sandy McIlree talks with Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete. Bill discusses the challenges involved in building the one million square foot Toyota headquarters in Plano and how autonomous cars could be a major disruptor for the good in the concrete business.

Jan 14, 2019

On today's episode, host Sandy McIlree talks with Dr. Ray Perryman, CEO of Waco-based, economic research firm The Perryman Group. Dr. Perryman has helped recruit corporations to Texas, resolved billion dollar legal issues and revamped public policy through economic impact studies.  Texas Monthly magazine proclaimed Dr....

Jan 14, 2019

In this episode host Sandy McIlree talks with UNT Dallas President Bob Mong. Prior to UNT Dallas, Bob was the Editor-In-Chief of the Dallas Morning News. While at Dallas Morning News, he helped the paper win 9 Pulitzer Prizes.  Bob discusses the future of journalism and the mission of UNT Dallas.

Jan 14, 2019

In this episode host Sandy McIlree talks with Hilti North America CEO Avi Kahn. A Liechtenstein-based tool maker, Hilti North America relocated from Tulsa in 2015 and has become the model relocation to Texas.

Jan 7, 2019

CEO Insider host Sandy McIlree talks with Dr. Tom Markusic, CEO of Firefly Aerospace. Tom discusses Firefly Academy, Firefly at the University of Texas-Austin and Firefly's recent contract with NASA and how Firefly plans to bring space to everyone.