on September 22, 2016 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, Doing Business, Economic Development and Planning

Council members will offer recommendations for policies, programs designed to make U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce more globally competitive

  BY JANA J. PRUET • SEP 19, 2016  


On Monday, Trey Bowles, CEO and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Cofounder of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

“It is an honor to represent Dallas as an incoming appointee of the NACIE. I look forward to working with my other appointees to suggest effective strategies to support tools, resources, policy and legislation, advocacy and priority around supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S.,” Bowles told Dallas Innovates.

Bowles is one of 30 private sector, nonprofit, and academic leaders who were selected from a pool of more than 200 accomplished applicants.

“Our charge is to make America second to none by way of innovation, entrepreneurship, job creation, and competitiveness. I plan to be an advocate and voice for early stage entrepreneurs and startups so we can provide ubiquitous opportunity to people all across our country to follow their dreams and build their own successful businesses,” Bowles said.

The council members will offer recommendations for policies and programs designed to make U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce more globally competitive, according to a news release.

“The members of NACIE provide important counsel to the Department of Commerce on the types of federal policies that will support entrepreneurship, innovation, and job-driven workforce training, all of which are critical to American competitiveness,” said Secretary Pritzker. “As ‘America’s Innovation Agency,’ we value the expertise of our private sector partners and appreciate the opportunity to incorporate their views into our policymaking process.”

Established in 2010, NACIE operates as an independent entity managed through the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which is housed in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

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