Edinburg EDC & Partners Host Governor’s S. TX Small Business Conference


Edinburg, Texas – The City of Edinburg and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EDC), along with the Texas Economic Division in the Office of the Governor, the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and the U.S. Small Business Administration, co-hosted the Governor’s Small Business Conference on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

The event featured two half-day sessions—one for existing businesses and one for startups. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs were provided with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, operate, grow and sustain their businesses.

“We had a great turnout for the conference and are very happy to have been able to partner with Governor Abbott and his economic development team to host this event,” said Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg EDC Board Director Richard Molina. “This was a great opportunity for our small business community from throughout the Rio Grande Valley to come together to network, acquire tools and resources on how to grow and sustain their businesses, and learn about the resources and opportunities available to them through the Governor’s Office, local, regional, state and federal agencies,” he continued.

In addition to information sessions, attendees were also treated to panels with local and state business and economic development leaders who shared their advice and tips to success.

“The Rio Grande Valley is thriving with the success of our local businesses and entrepreneurs and this conference provided our regional business leaders with tools for success,” stated Joey Treviño, Edinburg EDC Executive Director and conference panelist. “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,” he added,

The event was well attended, with local entrepreneurs and regional businesses leaders participating in sessions throughout the day-long conference. The Governor’s Office hosts several events throughout the year all over the state with the focus of helping our local businesses succeed.

Photo Captions:

  1. Edinburg EDC Director Joey Trevino participates on panel. (Photo Courtesy Edinburg EDC)
  2. Edinburg Mayor and EDC Board Director Richard Molina (Photo Courtesy City of Edinburg)
  3. Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez (Photo Courtesy City of Edinburg)