Gov. Rick Perry today credited the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) with helping strengthen Texas’ economy by attracting innovative companies, research dollars and jobs to the state. The governor spoke at the Gulf Coast Innovation Conference and Showcase, where he announced ETF investments in three Texas companies.
“Since its inception, the ETF has galvanized the research environment in our state by harnessing Texans’ amazing ideas and encouraging even greater efforts to inquire, innovate and invest,” Gov. Perry said. “These investments make a difference not only by creating cures for diseases, therapies for afflictions and technologies that make life easier, but also by growing our economy and creating jobs that allow Texans to earn a living and support their families.”