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Texas Competes' mission is to provide a unified voice for the Texas business community on the clear economic and business case for fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers, families, customers, and tourists. That unified voice takes the form of the Texas Competes pledge.
 
Many of Texas' most successful businesses have policies and workplace cultures that are inclusive and welcoming to LGBT workers and customers. But the competitiveness of these businesses, and of the Texas economy, is impacted by the brand that the state of Texas projects on the LGBT issue. The Texas Competes pledge creates an opportunity for business leaders to clarify their shared economic interests in fair treatment for gay and transgender people.

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PLEDGE SIGNERS

183 Grill Austin Restaurant
20/20 Home Inspections Inc
20K Group
3C World Network, LLC
405 Hollywood
A La Carte Events & Catering
Acceleros
Action Pawn
AD&M Advertising adbirds.com
ADVANCED INSURANCE GROUP - FRISCO
Advanced Skin Fitness
Agape Center For Spiritual Living
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Street Eat Bar
Alexandre's Bar
Alley Theatre
Alliance Abroad Group
Alpine Pacific Advisors LLC
Alternus Group, LLC
AMD
Amegy Bank of Texas
American Airlines
Andrews Kurth LLP
Angela's at the Crosswalk
Antonelli's Cheese Shop
Apex Capital Corp
Apex Physical Medicine
Apollo Games, LLC
Apple
Appleseed Partners
Applied Materials, Inc.
Aquanauts Swim Program
Arlington South Veterinary Hospital
ARMOIRE
Arrowhead Films
Associa
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Aus-Some Properties
Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Author - Diana Finfrock Farrar
Avanza Healthcare Strategies
Baker Botts
Baron & Budd
BazaarVoice
BBVA Compass
Behavioral Health Solutions
Benchmark Research
Beshara Signs
Best Built
Bestway Oilfield
Bezner Realty LLC
BFS Law Group
Big Tall Direct
Bill E Reeher, LLC
Biozyme Remediation
Birds Barbershop
Blackbaud
Blue Fish Development Group
Blue Star Contemporary
Bluebonnet Bee Farm
BMC Software
BOCA | Spanish Fare
Bouncing Pixel
Bourgeois Media & Consulting
BP3 Global
Bracewell & Giuliani
Braewood, Inc.
Brenda Thompson Communications
Broad Sreet Co.
Bromley Communications
Bruce W. Smith, DDS
Brunswick Group LLC
BuildASign
Bunkhouse
Business Council for the Arts
Caledon Energy
Capital Factory
Capital One
Carmichael Law Office
Carol Dochen, REALTORS®
Cavanaugh Quintanilla, PLLC
Celeratec, LLC
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite
CHA Law Group, PC
Chad West, PLLC
Cheryl Finfrock Fine Art
Chris Lewis Architects LLC
Civic Interest LLC
Clay Olmstead
Clean Line Energy Partners
Coldwell Banker Encore Dunn & Elam
Collin County Bookkeeping
Commodity Recycling Solutions
Component Capital Group
Concessions Guru, LLC
Contempo Spa LLC
Contemporary Arts Musuem Houston
Cool Beans, Inc
Core24
Corpus Eagle, Inc.
Credit Heroes
Crouch Environmental Services, Inc.
Cuisines of Mexico
Cummings Ranch
Custom Jeans USA
Da Camera
Dai Due
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Regional Chamber
Dallas Sports Commission
Dallas Strings, Inc.
DataKarte Technologies LLC
David Thomas Photography
Deep Eddy Vodka
Dell
deNovo Health
Design Basics
Designkor Architecture
DFW Nerd Herd
Di Fiori
Diamond Physicians Frisco
Diane Sierra Photography
DLA Piper US LLP
Donatti Translation& Interpreting
Doug Boster gourmet catering
Dow Chemical
Dr Susie Wolbe Educational Services
Due South Communications
Durex Furniture LLC
Eagle Anna LLC
Eagle Equity I, L.P.
Eagle Equity, Inc.
Eagle Lakeville, LLC
Eagle NHSC GP, LLC
Eagle Towne Square, Inc.
Eagle-Ada GP LLC
Eagle-Ada OP LP
Eagle-Ada T Parcel, LLC
Eagle-Alpine, LLC
Eagle-Braewood, L.P.
Eagle-Bravo, LLC
Eagle-Colleyville Towne Square, L.P.
Eagle-Harris Parkway II, L.P.
Eagle-Harris, LLC
Eagle-Lakeville Partners, L.P.
Eagle-Midway Place, L.P.
Eagle-North Hills Shopping Centre LP
Eagle-Preston Summerside, Inc.
Eagle-Spring Creek, L.P.
Eagle-Spring GP LLC
Elettore
EmbroidMe-Frisco
Emmitt Smith Enterprises, LLC
Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas
EnviroMedia
Epiphany Coaching, LLC
EQUALITYvodka
Exclusive HouseSitting
Facelogic Highland Park
Family Health and Wellness of Plano
FantasySalesTeam
Far West Capital
Farmhouse Delivery
Farstar
Feldenkrais Center of Houston
Fernandez & Company PC
Flo's Bail Bonds
Flower Mound Medical Massage
Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
Foofoo's Tutus
Fox Rothschild LLP
Freescale Semiconductor
Freetail Brewing Co.
Frenkel & Frenkel
GameStop
Garcia Hamilton & Associates
Garza Business Solutions
Gay Presence
GayInk.co
Gearbox Software
Genius Liquids LLC
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Glazer's, Inc.
GlobalWrites
Golden Goat Tattoo Company LLC.
Google
Grade Power Learning
Grand Central Cafe Inc
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Gray Dog
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greatest Common Factory
Ground Floor Theatre
GSD&M
guia brand planning LLC
Gupta & Wiora PC
Hair By Hollywood
Hakuna Matata Dog Resort
Harris Queza and Company PLLC
Help.com
Henna Chevrolet
Hilton Worldwide
HKS
Home Slice Pizza
HomeAway
Horizon massage and wellness inc
Hot Dang
House Doctors
Houston First Corporation
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee
IBM
Icehouse Band
iHeartMedia Texas
Ikard Wynne LLP
Indeed
innerLink Design
Intel
Intelligent Lighting Design
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Intuitive Touch Therapy
Invenio Solutions
Isela's First Impressions Hair & Nail Studio
J & D Entertainment, LLC
J Mark Everett, Attorney at Law
J Pinneli Company LLC
J. PACETTI
J. Waylon & Associates
Jackson Walker LLP
JetBlue Airways Corp
JHR Corp.
Jo-Sara, Inc.
JoAnn McKenzie LLC
John Palmer Art
Jonathan D.F. Nelson, P.C.
Juice Real Estate Co
Julie Alexander Law PC
Just add Jeans
Kasper Auction Co
Keep Austin Weird Homes
Kelly Harris Insurance Agency
Kevin Lofgren Photography
KEYE TV CBS | Telemundo Austin
Kim's Lovely Treats
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Kinwest Montessori aCADEMY
La Quinta Inns & Suites
Laurie Tilley Valek Photography
Law Firm of Leigh Bailey Carrizales
Law Office of Beth Watkins
Law Office Of Lorie L. Burch, PC
Law Office of Walter S. Cowger
Legacy Community Health
LES-North Hills LLC
Lifestyle Excellence Opportunities
Lil' Monkeyz Cakes
Lillian Mae Bridal
Live Oak Singers
Locke Lord LLP
Lofgren Media
LOOK Cinemas
LPL Financial
LTDNOW, LLC
Lucas Tire
Lucky Locks Beauty Bar
M-Wireless
Magnolia Hotels
Main Street Hub
Mammoth Recruiting
Mark Heidenheimer P.L.L.C.
Mark Thomas Studio
Market Integrations
Markit
Marriott International
Martin Immigration Law
McGuire Moorman Hospitality
Meeting Professionals International
Meltwater
Mercury Mambo
Mesa Street Grill
MetroPCS
MFI Capital
MI7
Midtown Reflexology
MillerStephens & Associates
Mind's Eye Solutions, Inc.
Molnar Communications
MomBo Creative
Mondo
Moontower Counseling
Morningstar Curio
Mostyn Law
MPM Group
MSW Promenade, L.P.
Mutual Mobile
Nanga Yoga Limited Liability Company
Neiman Marcus Group
NEST Financial
NEVA Face and Body Day Spas
New Global Scope LLC
Newman Project: Draft Beverage Design and Installation
Nimble Worldwide
Noetic Outcomes Consulting, LLC
North Star Foot & Ankle Associates, PA
North Star Roofing & Construction LLC
North Texas GLBT Chamber
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
NUVO
NVIDIA
O'Connell & Soifer LLP
Oakwood Home Inspections
OBOX Solutions
Oeftering Property Management
Olivo PLLC
OneBarUsa
Opportunity Space, LLC
OutSmart Magazine & Media Company
Page
Palm Oaks Corporation
Palomino Capital LLC
Parra Law
Patrizio
Paula Wong Piano Academy
Pearl Bar Houston
Pediatric Neuropsychology
Pedley-Richard & Associates
PegasusAblon
PennPacific Onshore, LLC
Pensionmark Retirement Group
People and Pets Dog Airlines
Philarthropy, Inc.
Pingboard, Inc.
Pink Avocado Catering
Pink Petro
PinkCilantro Creative
Pioneer Real Estate Services
Piper & Muse
Pixatronic Ventures
Players Bingo LLC
Po Boys Cajun to Geaux
Polycot Associates
Positive Outlook Counseling
Power Of Two Promotions
Preston Summerside, L.P.
Primer Grey
Process Control Outlet
ProductionFor LLC
ProEdit Productions
Proper Wealth Management
Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C.
RE/MAX DFW Associates VI
RE3 Properties, Inc.
Red Media Group
Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner
RetailMeNot, Inc.
Return Path
Richardson Koudelka, LLP
Risch Results
RMB Investments
Roanoke Eagle, LLC
ROKA Sports, Inc.
Rudner Law Offices
S & M National, LLC
S-I-A Distributor
Sabre
Salon Sirrah
Salt Lick Cellars
Salt River Capital
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Saucedo Brothers Lock and Security
Savrick, Schumann, Johnson, McGarr
SeaWorld San Antonio
Secondhand Treasures Antique Shop
Secure Wireless
Security Consultant Pros
Serenity Now Massage
Serranos Restaurants
Shepherd Sanctuary
Shippy Chiropractic
Shiva Gill PC
Silicon Labs
Silvercar
Slingshot Prep
Snapology of Austin
SoCo Counseling
Soma Massage Therapy
SomaComm Inc.
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Psychotherapy and Associates, PA
Spiceworks
Spokefly
Squire Patton Boggs
Stacy Todd photography
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Steckler Law
Stephen Kubenka Architects
Stevens Transport, Inc.
Stitch Lab LLC
Stonebriar Family Dentistry
Strasburger & Price, LLP
Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q
studio SHORTALL
Suad Bejtovic Photography
Suburban Spaces Real Estate Group
SunPower
Susman Godfrey LLP
Sweb Development
Sweet Chela's
SXSW Interactive Festival
Sysco
T-Mobile
Tacodeli
Tenet Healthcare
Texans for the Arts
Texas Association of Business
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
Texas Instruments
Texas Pride Realty
Texas Zero Waste Strategies
Texture Media
Thai Topaz
The Aldwych Group, Inc
The Bike Waiter
The Burke Company
The Consignment Solution
The Dialog Group
The Fowler Law Firm PC
The Fresh Idea Group
The Friendly Spot Ice House
The Handsome Father
The Happy Belly
The Hunter Realty Group
The Law Office of Jason Amon, P.C.
The Levenson Group
The Longley Group
The Montrose Center
The Pennybacker Company
The REFUGE Group
The Rusty Shears
The Salt Lick BBQ
The Settlement Home for Children
The Write Invite
Think Brainchild
Think Uptown
Thompson & Knight LLP
Threshold Partners, LLC
TITAS Presents
Toombs LLC
Towers Watson Delaware, Inc. (List as Towers Watson)
Townsley Designs
Travaasa Austin
Tricia Quaid Landscape Design, Inc.
Tricky Falls/Bowie Feathers
Trilogy Pharmacy
TRR Law, PLLC
Typewriter Rodeo
Ubiquimedia
Ultimate Barstools LLC
Ultimate Gardening
Umbel
United Airlines, Inc.
UnLtd USA
Vanguard Bookkeeping & Tax, LLC
vcfo
Vethan Law Firm
Via 313 Pizza
Victor's restaurant
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Voice Publishing Company, Inc.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Vulk
W. M. Martin Advertising
Waters Kraus & Paul
Way South Philly
WebTegrity
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Whalen Law Office
Whitebox
Whole Foods Market
Willa Vodka
Wondercide Natural Products
Work It Personal Training LLC
Workmarks LLC
Worth Ross Management Company
WP Engine
X-Treme Tan
yep Threads, LLC
Youniversal Auto Care
Zeus Comics
 
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