County Agent Model for Entrepreneurship: An Economic Development Vision for Texas

In Texas, the entrepreneurial spirit of our people is our most renewable resource. We believe that innovations from Texas entrepreneurs will drive our State’s economic growth in the 21 st century. When it comes to planning for our economic future, we see a choice – continue relying on the serendipitous good fortune that there will be another Michael Dell in our future, or begin aiding our own entrepreneurs with a systematic and intentional focus on their issues. To achieve a better future for Texas, we envision the implementation of a County Agent Model for Entrepreneurship – an entrepreneurship support system analogous to the county agent system that helped build our agricultural economy in the 20 th century.