"We commend the Area Growth Council for reaching out to Magpul," she said. "It's about the right size for Mineral Wells and we would not have a problem with one of those businesses coming to Mineral Wells to provide high-paying jobs."
Hank Moss of Mineral Wells-based HM Weapons Manufacturing said Texas is already a friendly state to business in general, noting this bill will likely make it an even more attractive alternative.
"I live here," he said. "As far as I'm concerned this is the best place to live and do business."
Texas welcomes relocation with incentives such as the absence of a state income tax, he said, though he said legislation such as SB 1467 will help the Lone Star State stand out among its business-friendly neighbors.
"I do believe some of our Texas legislators are a little cautious," he said. "My personal opinion is we, as Texas, ought to lead the way. It upsets me that Oklahoma and those places lead the way and we end up following."
All things considered, Moss said he has no intentions of leaving and contends local business will continue to
"I'd still rather live here than there," he concluded.