Abbott to talk business at summit in McAllen

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Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver the keynote address at the Governor’s Small Business Summit Thursday afternoon in McAllen.

The summit — part of a statewide circuit — aims to enable entrepreneurs and small business owners in finding success by connecting them with resources and information.

“Small businesses are the heart of the mighty Texas economy, employing nearly half of all working Texans and accounting for 99.8 percent of businesses in our state,” Abbott wrote in a release. “Our economic prosperity would not be possible without the hardworking entrepreneurs and innovators who call Texas home. By providing our small business owners with the tools and resources they need to succeed, we are charting a course toward an even brighter economic future for all of Texas.”

Thursday’s summit in McAllen features local business leaders speaking on topics like workforce development, resources for minority-owned businesses and access to financing and funding.

Registration for the event is now closed and it is at full capacity.