Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Texas Economic Development Corporation and Accenture Join Forces to Promote Texas as a Destination for Innovation

May 8, 2018, Austin, Texas -- The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) and Accenture announced a partnership to position Texas as the business destination of choice for innovation. The collaboration is a three-year commitment to advance the economic vision for Texas, particularly as it relates to the role of innovation and digital technologies.

“As the world and Texas rapidly change and transform in this digital age, innovation is becoming an increasingly critical indicator for economic success,” said Robert Allen, President and CEO, TxEDC. “Already home to more than 17,600 technology companies and 50 Fortune 500 headquarters, Texas is on the rise as a destination for cutting-edge corporations. By taking an active role in fostering digitalization together with Accenture, we’re sending a message that innovative companies can Go Big in Texas.”

In its role as Innovation Partner, Accenture will join TxEDC’s network of investors and partners to support the mission to spread the word of Texas' business advantages and promote the Lone Star State as an innovation-friendly, premier business location.

“Our clients across all industries are racing to find new and creative ways to apply technology to grow and transform their organization in today’s fast-changing economy,” said Tom Pettit, Austin office managing director, Accenture. “As the Innovation Partner of TxEDC, we are looking forward to sharing our experience building our clients’ future and helping our state be known for its innovation economy.”

ABOUT TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (TxEDC)

Texas Economic Development Corporation is an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to economic development, business recruitment and job creation in the State of Texas. The public-private partnership markets Texas as a premier business destination to let corporate decision makers and site selection consultants know that they can Go Big In Texas. For more information about Texas Economic Development Corporation, visit www.GoBigInTexas.com.