From Timone & Pumba to Tinker Bell, Disney characters are as diverse as Fort Bend County families. I welcome @Disney to visit Fort Bend County as your next destination while you face attacks from the modern day political extremists like @RonDeSantisFL. pic.twitter.com/UMtvN4Cudj— County Judge KP George (@JudgeKPGeorge) April 21, 2022
Source: Walt Disney World
Amid battles with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Texas judge has invited Disney to relocate to the Lone Star State.
Gov. DeSantis stripped Disney World of its decades-old special agreement, which allowed it to self-govern itself after the company criticized the state’s new law banning classroom discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in elementary schools.
According to Newsweek, in a letter to the Walt Disney Company CEO, Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George invited the company to “consider Fort Bend County as a welcoming and diverse place to do business.”
“From Timone & Pumba to Tinker Bell, Disney characters are as diverse as Fort Bend County families. I welcome @Disney to visit Fort Bend County as your next destination while you face attacks from the modern day political extremists like @RonDeSantisF,” Judge K.P George tweeted, whilst sharing a copy of the letter he sent to Disney’s CEO, Bob Chapek.
“While you, your company, employees and diverse fans face authoritarian, anti-business, and culture war attacks from extremists in Florida, we in Fort Bend are more ready to welcome the Disney family with thousands of good-paying jobs and billions of dollars of investments,” the judge told Disney.
“With a strong focus on economic development, we encourage small and large business growth through a business-friendly climate; we make a difference in our children’s lives every day through youth empowerment initiatives and aim to continue improving the quality of life through new, fresh and innovative ideas. I invite you to visit Fort Bend County and see for yourself why our community is the best place for a new Walt Disney World Resort,” Judge George added.
Texas has seen numerous big companies relocate to the Lone Star State, including Tesla, Toyota, and Hewlett Packard.