Trey Bowles has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). He will be tasked with advising Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship policy and support. Bowles’ is the co-founder and CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), along with cofounding the Mayor’s Star Council.
Bowles is a great match for the NACIE Board. There, he will be able to offer Secretary Pritzker his experience with strategy, entrepreneurship, planning and development, and social entrepreneurship. He is a great match to further Secretary Pritzker’s desire to offer American businesses and entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow their business and hire employees, stoking the economy.
This announcement comes on the heels of the great news regarding the economic impact that the DEC has had on the Dallas Fort Worth region. DEC has had a huge impact, with more than $130 million per year injected into the local economy, supporting more than 1,350 full-time jobs. If the economic contribution were a single firm with a similar employment level, they would be one of the largest 200 companies in the region making this news even more remarkable.
The DEC is a 501c3 non-profit coworking space. It was created to offer entrepreneurs a place to start, build, and grow their companies through education, mentorship, capital investment, and community. Along with helping entrepreneurs, the DEC has formed a public-private partnership called the Dallas Innovation Alliance to help create and launch a Smart Cities solution within the city of Dallas.