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Byline: John Pletz
May 25--Dell Computer Corp. Chairman Michael Dell left no doubt Thursday that his company won't be the same engine for growth of the Central Texas economy in the next decade that it has been in the past 10 years.
Dell said what the company has been signaling for the past two years: His company's future growth will happen outside the region.
"Austin's going to continue to be the center of the company in terms of activity," Dell said in an interview with the Austin American-Statesman. "But, generally speaking, we're not targeting a lot of growth for our operations here."
Instead, Dell said, the primary focus of the company's U.S. growth will be in Nashville, Tenn., where Dell started …