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Texas Department of Commerce

Example of Commerce from the Texas Tourist Development Agency

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The Texas Department of Commerce was formed on September 1, 1987, by consolidating various state agencies, commissions, and boards including the Texas Economic Development Commission, Texas Tourist Development Agency, Texas World Trade Council, Enterprise Zone Board, Technology Training Board, Texas Music Commission, and Texas Film Commission. The Job Training Partnership Act and the Community Development Block Grant programs were also transferred to the department from the Texas Department of Community Affairs. The Department of Commerce was responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing programs to attract new businesses to the state, encourage the growth and expansion of existing businesses, including tourism, and work with local governments and organizations to improve their communities. In 1997 the Department of Commerce was abolished and all functions were transferred to the newly created Texas Department of Economic Development.

Texas Tourist Development Agency


Tourist Development Agency photographs and audiovisual materials, 1964-1997, undated

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Creator: Texas Tourist Development Agency
Title: Tourist Development Agency photographs and audiovisual materials
Dates: 1964-1997, undated
Abstract: Texas Tourist Development Agency photographs and audiovisual materials document the activities of the Texas Tourist Development Agency (TTDA) and its work to increase the state’s share of the national tourist market using a variety of mass media. The materials include photographic color slides, transparencies, negatives, photographic prints, videotapes, motion picture films, and audio tapes and date from 1964 to 1997 and undated. A selection of the Color slides and transparencies series has been digitized, as well as many of the Moving image materials. Additional selections of the Color slides and transparencies series, are being digitized and will be available in the Texas Digital Archive at a later time.

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