Office of the Governor

Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism Division

The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) supports the Governor's efforts to position Texas as the world's premier business location and travel destination. The EDT office deploys a statewide strategy to address economic growth and quality of life issues for all Texans.

Office of Business Development
The Office of Business Development facilitates the location, expansion and retention of domestic and international business investment to the state. The office works to assist businesses with job creation and investment opportunities, including expanding exports.

The Business Development team works with domestic and international businesses considering locating or expanding in Texas to ensure a successful venture in the Lone Star State.

In addition to helping businesses locate or expand in Texas, the Office of Business Development also assists Texas companies and entrepreneurs with navigating the state's streamlined regulatory process, improving export opportunities and growing a successful business.

Office of Economic Development Finance (EDF)
The State of Texas administers a number of economic development programs to aid businesses relocating or expanding in Texas, including significant incentive programs such as the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

Texas Tourism
EDT coordinates the promotion of Texas tourism for the state. provides an in-depth guide for visitors, both U.S. and international seeking to visit the Lone Star State.

Texas Military Preparedness Commission
The U.S. Armed Forces have a successful history in Texas and the Military Preparedness Commission works to enhance the ability of Defense Communities across the state to continue to provide the best home to key military bases and defense companies.

Texas Film Commission
The Texas Film Commission (TFC) serves as a resource for the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game industries of Texas. The TFC supports Texas' global position as a premier production destination across all media industries.

Texas Music Office
Texas is recognized worldwide for our musicians, song writers and music venues. The Texas Music Office (TMO) provides a key link in finding new ways to join musicians and their fans in the Lone Star State.

Texas Workforce Investment Council
The Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) promotes the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas, the second largest in the nation.

The Governor's Commission for Women
The Governor's Commission for Women advances opportunities for women to enhance the quality of life in their communities and create new opportunities for women-owned businesses.