Description: The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor's Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging business expansion and relocation within the state of Texas, 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 materials generated by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a subdivision of the EDT, dating to 2012. The principal role of this subdivision is the promotion of in-state research and development via grants and investment for pertinent university/industry consortia and public institutions of higher education. The materials consist of a single .pdf file, a scan of a form waiver letter from Jonathan W. Taylor, then the director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, pertaining to the Regional Centers for Innovation and Commercialization program.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Texas Emerging Technology Fund files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Economic Development and Tourism Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.