Eric Clennon, Manager of Business Research, Economic Development and Tourism, Office of the Governor - Texas
Eric Clennon leads the Business Research team within the Texas Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division in Austin. With the goal of developing job creation and export opportunities for the state, the division markets Texas as a premier business location and pursues businesses interested in expanding in or relocating to the state. As part of this effort, the organization also manages multiple business incentive programs at the state level, including the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Eric’s team conducts research and analysis on a broad range of key industries in Texas, as well as trends in state business climate, foreign trade, and business expansions and relocations. Eric has a Masters in Applied Geography from Texas State University and a Bachelors in Geography-Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.