A Texas Tribune investigation into contributions to both Gov. Rick Perry's campaigns and to TexasOne, a quasi-governmental agency that has become Perry's chief marketing tool to tout the state's "wide open for business" model, found that representatives from the highest-contributing companies to TexasOne and their political action committees are often prolific donors to Perry's campaigns. Many of these companies and their top executives have also been the beneficiaries of millions of dollars in awards from state economic development programs championed by Perry, of gubernatorial appointments to influential state government boards and have won hefty state contracts.
Corporate sponsors and donors to The Texas Tribune are named throughout this interactive, and are identified with an asterisk (*). View a complete list of Texas Tribune donors and sponsors.
The companies listed in the center column below have had a financial relationship with both TexasOne and Perry's campaigns. Hover or tap on a company or a recipient of the contributions to view the connections.