Edinburg to host Governor’s Small Business Conference

Edinburg will host the Governor’s Small Business Conference in March, according to an Edinburg Economic Development Corporation news release.

“The city of Edinburg is proud to partner with Gov. Greg Abbott to host this event,” Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina stated in the release issued Thursday.

Referring to the conference as a “a great opportunity” for the Rio Grande Valley business community to network, Molina, who also serves as the board director for the development corporation, stated that attendees can learn about the resources available to them to grow their businesses through the governor’s office, as well as from local, regional, state and federal agencies.

The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, located at 118 Paseo Del Prado in Edinburg, and will combine small business resources from the public and private sectors. “Practical solutions, best practices and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges,” will also be discussed,” according to the release.

Hosted in partnership with the city and EDC, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the RGV Partnership will also be involved in the conference, in addition to acting as co-hosts.

“We look forward to hosting the Governor’s Small Business Conference and working with UTRGV and the RGV Partnership to foster opportunities for regional partnerships, growth and business education,” Joey Treviño, executive director for the development corporation, stated in the release. “As Governor Abbott has stated, ‘Small business owners truly are the backbone of our economy,’ and we are proud to partner with them to help ensure they have the knowledge and tools to help their businesses grow.”

The Governor’s Small Business Awards will also recognize local businesses in Texas at the conference. An event agenda will be released soon.

For more information, visit https://gov.texas.gov/business/event/governors-small-business-combined-initiative-south-texas. Those who cannot pay a registration fee to attend may be eligible for a limited number of registration scholarships. Email smallbusiness@gov.texas.gov for more information.

Editor’s note: This post was updated to reflect the new time and date of the conference.