Economic Development & Tourism - Organization
Texas Business Development
Business Development assists companies looking for expansion or relocation opportunities in Texas.
Domestic Expansion & Recruitment »
Domestic Expansion & Recruitment (DER) serves businesses that want to expand existing Texas operations, as well as out-of-state businesses interested in relocating to or expanding in Texas. DER also serves as a focal point for disseminating business leads to Texas communities.
International Business Recruitment »
International Business Recruitment provides information and assistance to foreign companies planning to establish business in Texas, and to Texas companies planning to export goods to foreign countries.
Business Research »
Business Research provides current data to assist companies in the relocation and expansion decision process. Economic figures, demographic data, trend analysis, and industry reports are updated regularly to provide companies with solid tools for making informed decisions.
Texas Economic Development Bank
The Economic Development Bank provides globally competitive, cost-effective financial incentives to expanding businesses operating in this state and businesses relocating to this state. The Bank is also charged with ensuring that communities and businesses in Texas have access to capital for economic development purposes. The Bank administers the following financial incentives: Texas Product/Business Fund, Texas Leverage Fund, Texas Industry Development Loan Program, Texas Enterprise Zone Program, and Industrial Revenue Bonds. To download the Bank's brochure, click here. To view the 2012 Annual Report, click here.
The Office of Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense
The Office of Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense focuses on maintaining Texas' leadership position by developing business strategies to promote the retention, development, and expansion of aerospace, aviation, and defense businesses in Texas.
For information on the Aerospace, Aviation and Defense industry in Texas, click here.
To contact the Office of Aerospace, Aviation and Defense, click here.
Texas Military Preparedness Commission »
Texas Military Preparedness Commission works to preserve, promote, and advance the military mission within Texas while protecting vital military installations within its borders and to encourage defense-related businesses to expand in or relocate to Texas.
Texas Small Business Advocacy »
The Texas Small Business Advocacy's mission is to promote the State of Texas as the ideal place to start and grow small businesses by identifying and isolating legal and financial barriers for small, medium, and historically underutilized businesses (HUBs); assisting small and medium enterprises with expansion programs, policies, and directives; and developing strategies and outlooks for small business development throughout the Lone Star State.
Texas Tourism »
Texas Tourism is responsible for the state's 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.
Public Relations »
The Public Relations section works proactively with the travel trade industry (tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, airlines, etc.) and travel media (newspapers, magazines, broadcast, electronic) throughout the United States and top international markets.
The Advertising section manages the state's tourism advertising campaign, driven in domestic markets by the theme: "Texas. It's Like A Whole Other Country." Additional advertising strategies are implemented in international markets.
Travel Research »
Travel Research provides and analyzes information about domestic and international travel behavior and trends which directs and drives the programs and services provided by Texas Tourism.