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Dear Texas Small Businesses & Economic Development Partners,

Please join us in celebrating our brave and bold entrepreneurs as we kick off Small Business Week in Texas, April 28 – May 4, 2024. 

Our great state’s small businesses all play a pivotal role in bolstering Texas as the nation’s leader in economic expansion — an accolade we don’t take for granted! In fact, thanks in large part to our small businesses, Texas has set record after record for total jobs and is recognized as the #1 state for job creation in 2023.

With nearly half of all working Texans being employed by small businesses, it is no question that Texas is the best state to start a business. We also celebrate Texas being one of our nation’s leaders in women-owned, minority-owned and veteran-owned businesses.

In addition to providing numerous resources to small- and medium-sized businesses — like the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal and regularly hosted Governor's Small Business Summits and Webinars — the Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance celebrates and continuously advocates for Texas entrepreneurs during Small Business Week (and every week of the year).

Governor Greg Abbott shares a Small Business Week in Texas Proclamation and a special message as we recognize the mighty 3.2 million small businesses that make up the backbone of our economy.

Ready to join the celebration?
Be sure to follow @TexasEconDev on all platforms for updates and resources as we place a spotlight on Small Business Week in Texas. You can additionally show your appreciation by:

• Downloading the official Small Business Week in Texas badge to use on all promotions.
• Use the hashtag #SmallBizWeekTexas in your social media posts.
• And most importantly, shop local — supporting your local small businesses in a direct way!

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