May 5, 2022
For Immediate Release
Governor Abbott Launches Small Business Coalition At Roundtable With Business Leaders In Houston
Austin- Governor Greg Abbott today announced the formation of the Governor’s Small Business Coalition at a small business roundtable held at Abby’s Catering, a woman-owned business in Houston.
“Small businesses are the heartbeat of Texas and make us an economic juggernaut. Texas’ superior business climate has helped Texas become the number one place to start a small business, number one state for small business growth, and the number one state for black and Hispanic women to start a business,” said Governor Abbott. “I will continue to keep fighting for small businesses who employ nearly half of all Texans and ensure that the Lone Star State will continue to be the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”
The Governor’s Small Business Coalition will consist of business owners, employees and business advocates who will work with the Governor to ensure small businesses remain the economic engine of the Lone Star State. The Coalition will utilize the hard work and ingenuity of small businesses to spread positive pro growth messages across the state and secure the future of Texas on November 8th.
During the roundtable, Governor Abbott and business leaders discussed ways to keep the Texas economy booming by partnering with businesses, making regulation move at the speed of business, reducing property tax, and having business-friendly policies. The Governor was joined by Annie Spillman, State Director for the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB) and Greg Den Herder, CEO of Abby’s Catering.
“Small businesses care about their employees. It is so important that Governor Abbott has put his focus on small businesses through his coalition and every promise he made to small businesses. He will continue his mission to protect small businesses,” said Annie Spillman, NFIB State Director.
“Thank you very much Governor Abbott for your leadership during this pandemic. It means a lot to us that you attended this roundtable, and I think you will take what we’ve shared with you today back to Austin,” said Greg Den Herder, CEO of Abby’s Catering.