COMMITTEE:   Economic & Small Business Development 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Friday, November 18, 2011 

PLACE:       E2.014 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Davis 



The committee will meet to consider the following interim charges:


Interim Charge #1:  Examine previous Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) grants awarded for cancer-related research.  Determine whether future awards for similar projects are appropriate for the ETF program or whether they should be considered by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.


Interim Charge #4:  Examine the economic impact of the automobile industry in Texas and the state's ability to compete with other states for future automotive manufacturing facilities.  Identify policies, regulations, and current statutes that either hinder or facilitate job growth and investment by the automotive industry.  Review opportunities available to partner manufacturers' research and development with Texas colleges and universities, including technology enhancements in safety or alternative fuel systems.


Invited testimony only.