Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Economic Development

Economic Development & Tourism - About Us

The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Governor's Office markets Texas as one of the world's premier business locations and travel destinations. The division pursues business expansion and relocation prospects, with the goal of developing job creation and export opportunities for Texas. EDT is also responsible for a highly effective and award-winning tourism marketing campaign. The division works in partnership with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations to promote economic opportunity and prosperity for Texas through both domestic and international tourism. The office's marketing is targeted to areas with high travel propensities that yield the greatest return on marketing investment.

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