WESLACO, Texas – Adriana Cruz, executive director of economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor, gave the keynote presentation at a recent RGV LEAD conference.

LEAD stands for Linking Economic and Academic Development. The group held its State of Education & Industry in the Rio Grande Valley conference at the Knapp Medical Conference Center in Weslaco. 

In her remarks, Cruz said the purpose of the Economic Development and Tourism Office is to enhance economic opportunity for all Texans by coordinating the state’s economic development efforts. 

“While we’re recognized for big announcements like Tesla and Samsung and Texas Instruments, we do much more. We promote Texas around the country and around the world as the premier destination for businesses and for tourists,” Cruz said.

Cruz outlined the numerous programs her office facilitates to bring new jobs and capital investment to Texas.

Here is Cruz’s entire speech:


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