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Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense files, 2003-2011

Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense files, 2003-2011, 367.6 MB (314 files) (digital)

Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memorandums and working papers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); and other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.

Scope and Content
The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor’s Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging in-state business expansion and relocation, as well as promoting domestic and international tourism via partnership with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations. The records consist of electronic files generated by the office of Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense, a subdivision of the EDT, dating 2003-2011. The principal role of this office was the development of aerospace and related industries in Texas in collaboration with interested stakeholders in both the public and private spheres. Major inititives towards that goal include securing funds via business incentive programs like the Texas Enterprise Fund and promotion of legislation beneficial to the concerned industries. Related activies include fighter jet and helicopter assembly, navigation instrument development, advanced space-flight research, military pilot training, and commercial space travel.

Topics addressed in the records include property acquisition, area economic impact, project timelines and status updates, analysis of incentives, community profiling, and communication with interested companies. Types of records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memorandums, economic impact statements, reports, agendas, slide presentations, spreadsheets, press releases, strategic plans, and digital photograph files. Organizations represented include the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Vought Aircraft Industries Inc., and Safire Aircraft.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, .png), databases (.mdb), emails, PDFs, PowerPoint, and web-ready images (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Aerospace files, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, Governor Rick Perry Office of Economic Development and Tourism division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Inventory of the Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense files

2015/117 Closed projects, 2003-2011 [346 MB (309 files)] (RESTRICTED)
Strategic plan, 2003-2005 [21.6 MB (5 files)]
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