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On Tuesday, December 22nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the City of Tahoka had been designated a Film Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Film Commission.

This will help to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting Texas as the premier destination for film, television, commercials, animation, visual effects and video game production.

Abbott said:

I congratulate the City of Tahoka on earning the Film Friendly Texas designation [...] As our focus is on safely and strategically reopening and revitalizing all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment and culture—Texas is committed to working alongside our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools needed. Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are readied to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents as well as spurring on-site spending at local small businesses. And I am proud of all that the Texas Film Commission has accomplished in helping communities like Tahoka begin to open their economy.

Tahoka joins over 140 Film Friendly Texas communities that receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission on media industry standards, best practices and how to accommodate on-location filming activity in their community.

Since 2007, the Texas Film Commission has attracted around $1.6 billion in local spending and created over 157,000 production jobs across the state.

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