What We Do

The Texas economy has no equal and Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) has played a key role in the state's ascent to the top. Through our unique marketing approach, TxEDC has boosted the state's economic development initiative and created global awareness of Texas' business friendly climate.

Our Areas of Strategic Focus serve as the foundation of Texas' economic development and marketing success.

1. STATEWIDE BUSINESS NETWORK: TxEDC is advancing a network of business leaders who drive economic development in the state, led by Government-appointed members of the TxEDC Board of Directors.

CHAIR
Drayton McLane, Jr.

Chairman
McLane Group

VICE CHAIR
Vicki Hollub

CEO
Occidental Petroleum

TREASURER
Pat Hickman
Chairman and CEO
Happy Bancshare, Inc.

SECRETARY
Abid Neemuchwala

CEO and Board Director
Wipro Limited

Woody Hunt
Senior Chairman
Hunt Companies, Inc.

Jim Lentz
CEO
Toyota Motor North America

Scott Prochazka
President and CEO
CenterPoint Energy
 

Bryan Sheffield
Executive Chairman
Parsley Energy, Inc.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Robert Allen

President and CEO
Texas Economic Development Corporation

Adriana Cruz
Executive Director
Economic Development & Tourism Division (EDT)
Office of the Governor

2. U.S. AND GLOBAL MARKETING: Through our robust program of industry events, media relations, advertising and other signature initiatives, TxEDC markets Texas across the U.S. and globally as a premier business destination.

3. TRADE VISITS: TxEDC spearheads world-class national and international trade visits to market Texas in key markets throughout the U.S. and across the globe. Our program of trade visits and events includes establishing a robust presence at key U.S.-based trade shows, as well as abroad in international markets.

4. PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN TEXAS: As an established leader in innovation, Texas is working hard to attract and meet the needs of businesses across industries by embracing innovative solutions. To ensure that Texas stays competitive, TxEDC provides strategic assistance to Governor Abbott to elevate and promote economic growth of existing business and regions throughout Texas.