Governor Abbott Announces Statewide 2023 Governor’s Small Business Summit | Texas Governor’s Office

January 24, 2023 | Austin, Texas | press release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the 2023 statewide Governor’s Small Business Summit. Hosted in 15 different cities across the state, the Governor’s Small Business Summit aims to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them to the resources and information necessary to start, empower and necessary to grow a business.

“Small businesses are at the heart of our powerful Texas economy,” Gov. Abbott said. “More than 95 percent of Texas businesses are small and employ nearly half of all working Texans. From our large city centers to our smaller rural communities, the state of Texas is focused on developing an environment where entrepreneurs have the freedom to strive, grow and thrive. I look forward to continuing to work with small businesses across the state to ensure they have the tools they need to thrive for an even brighter Texas tomorrow.”

The Governor’s Small Business Summit features a variety of sessions that bring local, state, and federal resource partners together to provide key insights into critical business issues. The summit also offers attendees the opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who provide timely, relevant and actionable advice on a variety of small business topics.

The 2023 Governor’s Small Business Summit locations and dates are listed below.

North Texas:

Abilene – May 18th

Arlington-July 13

Stephenville – July 27th

Central Texas:

Temple – May 4th

Fredericksburg-September 21

San Antonio – Open November

East Texas:

The Woods – June 15th

Marshal – August 24

Beaumont – October 5th

West Texas:

Amarillo – June 1st

Horizon City – September 7th

San Angelo – October 19th

South Texas:

Kingsville – June 29th

McAllen – August 10th

Zapata – December 7th

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the Office of Small Business Support also host Governor’s Small Business Webinars, which share information about resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Texas through an online format. To view recordings of previous webinars, visit: Governor’s Small Business Webinar Resource Library.

For detailed information on venues, speakers, and registration information for the 2023 Governor’s Small Business Summits, as well as additional events, go to: gov.texas.gov/events


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