The Skills Development program funds specific training needs of certain businesses through public community or technical colleges or the Texas A&M Engineering Service (TEEX). In 2015, 87.4 percent of the businesses that benefited from the program were large businesses (500 or more employees). HB 108 would increase the focus of the fund on out-of-state applicants, possibly using Texan taxpayer money to fund the training needs of Texas businesses’ out-of-state competitors. Taxpayers should not be forced to shoulder the cost of private businesses’ training investments.