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Governor Abbott invites entrepreneurs to small business workshop in Paris, Texas


Governor Greg Abbott today invited entrepreneurs in East Texas looking to start or grow their businesses to attend a Small Business Workshop on Thursday, May 9, in Paris, Texas. The workshop is an interactive, hands-on event designed to connect rural small business owners and entrepreneurs with resource providers, such as business lenders, business-oriented non-profits, and local, regional, state and federal agencies, to help them start and strengthen their businesses.



“Small business owners truly are the backbone of our economy,” said Governor Abbott. “Men and women willing to take a risk, to dig deep into their own pockets and stake their future on an idea have long written the story of Texas. That pioneering spirit still fuels our shared prosperity today. And I am committed to working alongside entrepreneurs and small business owners to ensure continuing opportunity for new business growth in rural Texas.”


The Governor’s Small Business Workshop in Paris is co-hosted by the Texas Economic Development Division in the Office of the Governor, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Paris Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Paris Junior College, and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.


Governor’s Small Business Workshop  East Texas

May 9, 2019

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Paris Junior College
Bobby Walters Workforce Training Center
2400 Clarksville St

Paris, TX 75460


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