WELCOME FROM WOODY HUNT
OF THE GOVERNOR’S BUSINESS COUNCIL
Thank you for visiting the Governor’s Business
Council’s web site. The Council was created in 1994 to advise the
Governor on issues relevant to Texas. Throughout the years, the
Council has grown and provided leadership and guidance on many of
the State’s most important areas of concern.
During the administration of Governor George W.
Bush, the Council worked tirelessly in assisting with the Governor’s
successful reading initiative. Among other projects, the Council was
involved in identifying and engaging top research specialists in
public education and developing plans to increase and enhance the
focus placed on teaching quality reading skills to our children.
Under the leadership of Governor Rick Perry, Texas
continues to prosper. The Governor realizes, however, that there is
more work to be done and that Texans always have, and always will,
face our challenges head on.
New areas of the Texas economy continue to develop
around new technology, and our students must keep pace. Mathematics
and science must be given renewed attention as they serve as
pathways to a prosperous future.
To keep our universities, and institutions of higher
learning among the best in the world we must create a K-16
system-wide vision for the State and support comprehensive studies
and programs that elevate our curriculum and methods of
Also, as our population continues to increase,
traffic and the need for innovative solutions are issues relevant to
our economic vitality and quality of life. Improved funding
mechanisms for roads and research for better transportation systems
The relationship Texas enjoys with Mexico is
beneficial on both sides of the Rio Grande. We must look for new
ways to improve and accentuate our friendship. A healthy Mexico is
good for Texas. These issues are being addressed to maintain Texas’
status as a beacon state.
Governor Perry is very supportive of the Business
Council and the role it can play in our State. He has asked that the
Council take necessary action to assist with the aforementioned
challenges. In this regard, the Governor’s Business Council has
created task forces to study and promote each of the following:
I encourage you to become involved with these issues
in your community. Local involvement is crucial to a positive
outcome for all Texans.
Woody L. Hunt