MCALLEN – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the next Small Business Summit 2023 will be held in McAllen on Thursday, August 10.
The Small Business Summits aim to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new goals by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow a business.
“Small businesses are the heart of the powerful Texas economy, employing nearly half of all working Texans and representing 99.8 percent of the businesses in our state,” said Governor Abbott.
The McAllen event will offer small business owners key insights on critical business issues and the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and meet experts who can share timely, actionable advice.
According to Governor Abbott, the event will be co-hosted by the Office of Economic Development and Tourism, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Workforce Commission.
The event will be hosted at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, located at 1800 S. 2nd St., and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will address key topics such as Access to Finance, Resources for Minority-Owned Businesses, and Workforce Development.
Guest speakers for the panels include Alberto Treviño, Texas Workforce Commissioner representing labor; as well as Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of Texas Economic Development and Tourism.
Registration is $20 and includes access to all sessions, resource providers, lunch and complimentary photos.
Upcoming dates for the Small Business Summits include Aug. 24 in Marshall; Sept. 7 in Horizon City; Sept. 21 in Fredericksburg; Oct. 5 in Beaumont; Oct. 19 in San Angelo; and Nov. 9 in San Antonio.