In order for any cluster to grow it must have some government support, in particular because clusters help foster economic growth.

Texas governor Rick Perry is a strong supporter of this type of economic development and partnered up with Skillpoint Alliance to create the “GameOn!” event, hosted in the city of Austin on Wednesday, April 7, from 9 a.m.

“The video gaming industry portrays a work ethic, business model and openness to new ideas that can help grow and expand the state’s economy, and have a significant impact on how students are taught in Texas classrooms,” Gov. Perry said. “This symposium will help educators and business leaders alike find ways to ensure that young Texans get the resources and training they need to pursue jobs in the exciting digital media and video game development industries.”

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