TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Texas judge has written a letter to Disney’s CEO urging the company to move its Walt Disney World resort to the Lone Star State after its troubles with the Florida state government.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Disney’s 55-year-old private government.
This came after Disney openly opposed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Last March, the company announced that it would end its political donations in Florida and instead support organizations that oppose the law.
Amid DeSantis’ feud with the Disney company, Fort Bend County Judge JP George, the chief executive of Fort Bend County, Texas, wrote a letter urging the company to relocate to his area and avoid “authoritarianism, anti-corporate, and culture warfare attacks from extremists in Florida.
The letter, addressed to CEO Bob Chapek, promoted his county as an ideal location for large amounts of purchasable land and its strategic location in the state of Texas.
“In fact, major employers like Amazon, Texas Instruments, Comcast, Gallery Furniture and others have recently made extensive investments in our community, including thousands of well-paying jobs with many other employers along the way” , George wrote.
In addition to inviting Disney to invest in Fort Bend County, the judge also urged Twitter to take a look at his home county as well.